Emmy Award-winning journalist, Gracie Award winner and recipient of Dove’s prestigious Real Beauty Award, Shaun Robinson is a true role model. As an author, television and digital content producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and television personality, she has won the respect and admiration of millions of daily viewers throughout her career including her work as co-host of the entertainment news show, Access Hollywood.
Shaun has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest stars and covered the red carpets for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy’s and Grammy’s. She has hosted the official pre-shows for the Oscars and anchored NBC’s coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade. She has contributed reports to NBC Nightly News, Today Show, MSNBC and CNN. Shaun has also been featured as a panelist on Piers Morgan Tonight, Larry King Live, served as a guest co-host on The View, and guest host of The Joy Behar Show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, in addition to hosting shows for TLC and Lifetime networks.
Charismatic and talented, Shaun won an Emmy for her live coverage of "A Grand Night in Harlem” for the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Most recently, she won a distinguished Gracie Award for her work on “BET Takes Hollywood” profiling the history of African Americans and the Oscars.
She captivated audiences as the premiere host of TV One Access, for which she received the "Outstanding Coverage of Race & Ethnicity" award from Columbia University. The Ford Foundation also honored her for her special on “Missing in the Media.” In addition, Shaun has received prestigious awards from American Women in Radio and Television and the Associated Press.
Shaun’s versatility has launched her additional success as the author of Exactly As I Am, a book for teen girls about building self-esteem that brings together the collected wisdom of both superstar women and everyday teenagers. The book encourages girls to be more comfortable in their own skin and to embark on the path to becoming tomorrow’s leaders. Shaun was honored with an invitation from the U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas to speak to the country’s girls about her book.
Shaun has also built her acting resume with roles in Bruce Almighty, Dr. Dolittle 2, America’s Sweethearts, Law & Order, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Last Man Standing, Monk, Everybody Hates Chris, Charmed, Days of our Lives, The Proud Family, and more.
Prioritizing the goal of being a positive role model, this dynamo devotes her time to many charitable organizations including serving on the national board of Girls, Inc. - the nonprofit girls empowerment organization. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign. Shaun has also served as the spokesperson for the Los Angeles County “Share Your Heart, Share Your Home” foster care and adoption program and worked with the national literacy organization, Jumpstart. She was also awarded the “Inspiring Woman” award by the Los Angeles Sparks. Shaun created the “One Girl, One Voice: A Million Ways to Make a Difference” movement of one million socially responsible girls each pledging to use their voices for positive change in the world through volunteering.
Shaun served as the official spokesperson for the Heart Rhythm Society’s "Arrest The Risk" campaign focusing on African Americans and heart disease. Her HRS PSA was honored with the “Spirit of the Heart” Award by the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Prior to coming to Hollywood, Shaun was an anchor/reporter in Miami where she anchored coverage of the Clinton Impeachment Hearings and Hurricane Georges which devastated the Florida Keys. She also anchored in Austin, Texas where she reported from the notorious Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville interviewing prisoners on death row.
Shaun is a native of Detroit, Michigan where she began her career as a reporter, anchor and talk show host. She currently resides in Los Angeles and is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. When she is not busy with her philanthropy, Shaun enjoys yoga, weight training, decorating and organizing “girlfriend dinners”.