Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson


Alex Robinson is Outdoor Life’s editor-in-chief. He oversees an ace team of writers, photographers, and editors who are scattered across the continent and cover everything from backcountry sheep hunting to trail running. He lives in Grant, Minnesota, with his supportive wife, well-mannered duck dog, and feral toddler.


  • Expertise and interests include bowhunting whitetail deer, bird hunting (ducks, turkeys, and pheasants), and hunting dogs.
  • Enjoys writing profiles on wild people and features on wild places
  • Previous work experience: Star Tribune and The Minnesota Daily


Robinson started as an intern for Outdoor Life in 2008. Since then, he’s covered national conservation issues, like logging in the Tongass National Forest and mining plans near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. He’s interviewed the Secretary of the Interior and factory workers from Lonoke, Arkansas. In 2019, Robinson was promoted to editor-in-chief of Outdoor Life. He oversaw the title’s transition from a print magazine to a growing digital publication.


Robinson graduated from The University of Minnesota, with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation.

Words of Wisdom

“The best hunting advice that I’ve ever heard is: ‘Don’t step on what you can step over.’ This is pretty good life advice, too.”

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