Born in 1969 in Bloomington, Indiana, Robert Dillon has worked as a photographer and reporter for newspapers, magazines, and radio in Alaska, Washington, D.C., Russia, China, and across Europe. Dillon first moved to Alaska at the age of 5, where his family settled in Kenai. After going to middle school in Anchorage, he attended high school in Wisconsin and Indiana. Dillon enrolled in the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1989, the same year he joined the staff of The Anchorage Times as a photographer, and later as a music columnist and reporter. After the close of The Times in 1992, Dillon went to Czechoslovakia where he taught high school and covered the economic transition of the former Eastern Bloc. Dillon returned to Alaska in 1998, where he spent six years as an editor running weekly newspapers in Bethel and Kotzebue, Alaska. In 2004, Dillon returned to the Czech Republic to run the news photo agency Spectrum Pictures and serve as business editor of The Prague Post. He later returned to Alaska to serve as the political reporter for The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. In 2006, Dillon moved to Washington, D.C. where he covered national energy policy for the Energy Intelligence Group. As the Washington columnist for The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner he covered the Alaska congressional delegation and the trial of Sen. Ted Stevens. In 2008, Dillon became the communications director of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a senior advisor to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. Dillon is married to Eva, with whom he has a daughter, Anna, 4.
February 3, 2015