Walter V. Robinson, who is an editor at large, had his first Globe byline in January, 1972. He has reported for the Globe from 33 countries and 48 states. Robby, as he is known, has been a local and state political reporter, a national political reporter who covered four presidential elections, White House correspondent, Middle East Bureau chief during the first Persian Gulf war, city editor, metropolitan editor and assistant managing editor for investigations. He led the Spotlight Team’s investigation that uncovered the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, for which the Globe was awarded several national journalism prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Since 2007, he has also been Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University and the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor of Investigative Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. He looks forward to writing stories from the two states he has missed, North Dakota and Montana.