Robert Watson is a professor, author, media commentator and community activist. He has published more than 40 books, including his latest, The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn and hundreds of scholarly articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia/reference essays. A frequent media commentator, Watson has been interviewed thousands of times by local, national and international television, radio, print and online outlets including CNN, MSNBC, “Time,” “USA Today,” “The New York Times,” the BBC and others, and has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Book TV,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,”The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” CNN’s “Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff,” Fox’s “Special Report with Brit Hume” and more. Watson is also the editor of SUNY Press’ popular book series on the American presidents and both edits and directs the multi-volume, multi-edition encyclopedia sets “American Presidents” and “American First Ladies” for Salem Press/Grey House Publishing.
He also serves as the official political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC), wrote a Sunday column for the Sun-Sentinel newspaper and is a regular guest on a number of other media programs, including “Issues” on WPBT 2 (PBS).
He is a professor at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fl.