Shaun RobinsonShaun Robinson is the weekend co-anchor and correspondent for "Access Hollywood," the daily entertainment newsmagazine show currently in its 16th season of providing the most comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on television.
Robinson is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and author. She has interviewed the top stars in Hollywood and has co-hosted the Official Pre-Shows for the Academy Awards (2008, 2006, 2005, and 2003) and Golden Globes (2007, 2006, 2002). Robinson co-hosted NBC's "Miss Teen USA Pageant" (2006), anchored NBC's coverage of the "Tournament of Roses Parade" (2004) and was co-host of the ShoWest Awards (2005). She has served as a presenter for the Latin Grammy's, "Soul Train Music Awards," "Stellar Gospel Awards," "Lady of Soul Awards" and the UNCF "An Evening of Stars" celebration. In addition, Shaun co-hosted "Access Hollywood's" coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Robinson has also been seen as a guest co-host on "The View" and has contributed reports for NBC News "Today" show, MSNBC, CNN, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and served as a panel guest on "Larry King Live." Robinson's live coverage of "A Grand Night in Harlem" for the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame, garnered her an Emmy Award.
Robinson has been featured in the pages of In Style, Self, Us Weekly, Essence and Ebony, Precious Times and Life & Style magazines. She has been a featured columnist in Cosmo magazine and in Essence magazine's online edition.
Robinson has been able to show her acting skills on both television and film. Her credits include "Bruce Almighty," "America's Sweethearts," "Dr. Dolittle 2," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "DIRT," "Charmed," "She Spies," "The Parkers," "The Proud Family," "Half & Half," "Days of our Lives," and "Any Day Now."
She began her professional career in the Midwest as a medical reporter and weekend anchor for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Wisc., where her series on "Women and Cancer" garnered her an Associated Press Award. Before joining "Access Hollywood," Robinson was a reporter and anchor for WSVN-TV in Miami, Fla.
Off the red carpet, Robinson devotes her time to fulfilling her role as the Los Angeles County spokesperson for the "Share Your Heart, Share Your Home" program, which helps to find permanent homes for African-American children waiting for adoption. Robinson is a successful author, whose book on 'Girls and Self Esteem' called "Exactly As I Am," with the Ballantine Publishing Group division of Random House, Inc. debuted in Spring 2009. In addition, Robinson was the Los Angeles representative for the JumpStart Coalition's Read for the Record campaign to help bring more awareness to the powerful learning relationships between caring adults and children.
Robinson is a native of Detroit, Mich., and a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta.