Robinson graduated from Millbrook High School in Raleigh, North Carolina and earned a bachelor's degree in English and media journalism at North Carolina Central University in 1994. As a student, she helped start the college's radio and television stations. After an internship at WRAL-5 in Raleigh, she took a job as host of a public affairs program on WNCN-17. After two years she moved to Gainesville, Florida to work as a news reporter for WCJB-16. In 1997 she relocated to Columbia, South Carolina as an on-air reporter for WLTX-19.
Robinson come to Birmingham in 2000 to succeed Shelia Smoot as host of the popular "On Your Side" program. She won awards from the Associated Press for her consumer news, as well as for coverage of the prosecutions of Bobby Frank Cherry and Thomas Blanton. Robinson married James McKenzie in 2016.
- Carlton, Bob (January 6, 2017) "Veteran TV journalist leaving Birmingham's Fox 6 after 17 years at the station." The Birmingham News
- Johnson, Roy S. (March 9, 2018) "Ronda Robinson-McKenzie quits as BJCTA communications director." The Birmingham News
- Ronda Robinson-McKenzie website