Robinson covered everything from local history to sports, and he served as religion editor for several years. He was a quiet leader in the newsroom, showing up every day as the best-dressed man in the building. At his retirement, the Hillcrest Highsteppers drum and majorette corps paraded through the second-floor newsroom of the Citizen-Times in his honor.
Henry Robinson was the first African American print journalist to work for the Asheville Citizen and Asheville Times. From 1968 through his retirement in 1999, Robinson wrote editorials, features, columns, and sports reports, and he was religion editor for many years. Since retirement he has undertaken the task of writing a book about overlooked Asheville history.