Robert Baldwin III is an assistant producer for Weekend All Things Considered and a reporter covering developing legal issues. Baldwin was part of the team that won a 2019 National Press Club Award for the breaking news coverage of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.
Before coming to NPR, he served as a Politics Fellow for the Huffington Post, where he frequently reported on Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court.
In addition to his legal coverage, Baldwin is a practicing attorney in Maryland and Washington D.C. where he manages a caseload of plaintiff-side employment discrimination, civil litigation and civil appeals. In 2018, he founded a civil rights law firm, Virtue Law Group. He is a board member of the Washington Bar Association, where he currently chairs the Young Lawyers Division. He has been recognized with several awards in his legal career included multiple "Young Lawyer of the Year" awards, and multiple "40 under 40" recognitions by the National Black Lawyers.
A native of Sacramento, California, Baldwin graduated cum laude from the illustrious Shaw University. He also holds law degrees from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.