Shaun Robinson Exits Access Hollywood

Her run with the entertainment news strip mirrors the arrival and evolution of the Web.

ShaunRobinsonHeadshotOn her personal website, Shaun Robinson captions herself as follows: TV Host –  Producer – Author – Motown Gal.

Today, she announced a step that will move the Producer tag to the front. After 16 years with Access Hollywood as a correspondent and weekend host, Robinson is shifting to a development deal with NBC Universal, via her banner RobinHood Productions Inc. From today’s announcement:

“I am going to miss all my friends here because we are truly like a family,” Robinson said. “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, focusing specifically on empowering women and girls about which I am so passionate.”

Robinson also hints that she will be back “in front of the camera” soon. In 2009, Robinson released a female teen empowerment tome titled Exactly As I Am. She is also the founder of a related movement One Girl, One Voice.

Before Access Hollywood, the Spelman College grad worked as an anchor in Austin and as an anchor-reporter in Miami. Robinson will let show viewers know today about the career move; a special tribute segment is also being taped for airing next week. Robinson’s last day with the program is June 30.

[Photo courtesy: RobinHood Productions Inc.]