After a 16-year run, Shaun Robinson is leaving Access Hollywood as co-anchor and correspondent to focus on her development and production efforts, inking a development deal with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution.
Under the deal, announced today by Linda Finnell, SVP Programming, NBCU Domestic TV Distribution, Robinson will develop and/or produce scripted and unscripted TV projects across all platforms via her RobinHood Prods banner.
“It’s been an extraordinary 16 years here at Access Hollywood and I am going to miss all my friends here because we are truly like a family,” said Robinson in a statement. “Television has changed so much since I first sat at the anchor desk and it’s time to take my career to the next level. There are so many more opportunities awaiting me, both on-camera and as a producer. I’m extremely excited about creating fun and meaningful content through my production company, RobinHood Productions, Inc., focusing specifically on empowering women and girls about which I am so passionate.”
During her time at Access Hollywood, Robinson has covered red carpets and events including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy’s and Grammy’s, and co-hosted Access Hollywood‘s coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
She also has co-hosted NBC’s Miss Teen USA Pageant, anchored NBC’s coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade and co-hosted the official pre-shows for the Oscars and Golden Globes. Robinson earned an Emmy for her live coverage of the of A Grand Night In Harlem for the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame. She also has been a featured columnist for the Huffington Post, Cosmo and Essence.com. Robinson also has racked up a number of TV and film acting credits including Bruce Almighty, America’s Sweethearts, Dr. Dolittle 2, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and Last Man Standing, among others.