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Shaun  Robinson

Shaun Robinson

TV Personality & Host of Access Hollywood


Emmy Award-winning journalist and recipient of DOVE’s prestigious Real Beauty Award, Shaun Robinson is a true role model. As an author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and television personality, she has won the respect and admiration of millions of daily viewers. Read More >

Shaun has contributed reports to the Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, and NBC Nightly News; she has also been featured as a panelist on Larry King Live and as a guest co-host on The View and The Joy Behar Show. In addition to hosting the official pre-shows for the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, she anchored NBC’s coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Shaun can currently be seen as the popular weekend co-anchor and correspondent for the entertainment news show Access Hollywood.

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. She has also been a featured columnist for Essence.com and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Shaun’s versatility has launched her additional success as the author of Exactly As I Am, a book about girls and 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 island’s girls about her book.

Shaun has graced the large and small screens numerous times with roles in Bruce Almighty, Dr. Dolittle 2, Law & Order, Monk, Everybody Hates Chris, Charmed, Days of our Lives, The Proud Family, Half & Half, and more.

She captivated audiences as the premiere host of TV One Access, for which she received the award of "Outstanding Coverage of Race & Ethnicity" from Columbia University. The Ford Foundation also honored her for her special on “Missing in the Media.” Shaun has received prestigious awards from American Women in Radio and Television and the Associated Press.

Prioritizing the goal of being a positive role model, this dynamo devotes her time to many charitable organizations and she currently sits on the national board of Girls, Inc. She has also worked with the Los Angeles County "Share Your Heart, Share Your Home" program and the national literacy organization, JumpStart.

Shaun is a native of Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Los Angeles. A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, she enjoys yoga and weight training, traveling with family, organizing “girlfriend dinners,” and mentoring young girls. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

My Story: Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Robinson teamed up with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Association of Black Cardiologists to raise awareness on Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) through the “Arrest the Risk” campaign. Commonly confused with heart attacks, SCA can be fatal and is most common in the African American community. Having her close friend and grandparents suffer from SCA, Robinson has personal ties to the condition and is a passionate advocate for heart disease. Additionally, her family history makes her an at-risk patient herself, driving her decision to adopt a heart healthy lifestyle. In this speech, Robinson shares her story, her advocacy work, and what we can do to take care of our heart.

Arrest the Risk