|Born||July 12, 1962|
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Notable work||Access Hollywood (1999-2015) 90 Day Fiancé (2016–present)|
Shaun Robinson (born July 12, 1962) is an American television host, author, producer, philanthropist, television personality and actress. She is perhaps best known for hosting Access Hollywood (1999–2015) and 90 Day Fiancé and its spin-offs (2016–present). Her accolades include an Emmy Award for her live coverage of A Grand Night in Harlem for the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Shaun Robinson was born on July 12, 1962, in Detroit, Michigan. She has a brother and two sisters. She is a graduate of Cass Technical High School. She then moved to Atlanta to attend Spelman College.
Robinson's career began in Detroit at WGPR-TV (now WWJ-TV), the first African-American owned television station in the U.S. After that Robinson was a medical reporter and weekend anchor for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where her series on women and cancer garnered her an Associated Press award. She also served as host of the daily talk show Milwaukee's Talking. Robinson later joined newly formed KEYE-TV in Austin, Texas, in 1995, as a reporter and anchor where her series "Profiles in Power", focusing on women who made an impact in Central Texas, earned Robinson an American Women in Radio and Television award. In 1999, she started working as a weekend anchor and correspondent for Access Hollywood, a job that eventually lasted for 16 years.
Before joining Access Hollywood, Robinson was a reporter and anchor for WSVN-TV in Miami, Florida. During her tenure there, Robinson anchored coverage of both the Clinton impeachment hearings and of Hurricane George, which devastated the Florida Keys. She traveled to Oklahoma to profile survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing. She filled in for Meredith Vieira on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for the week of June 8–12, 2009. She has contributed reports to television shows NBC Nightly News and Today.
In October 2010, Robinson was a guest star on a celebrity edition episode of the game show Don't Forget the Lyrics. She played and won $10,000 for her selected charity, Girls, Inc. Robinson co-hosted the NBC coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade with Al Roker in 2011 and 2012. She has provided coverage for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards. In 2016, Robinson began hosting Tell All specials for TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé and its spin-offs. In 2019, Robinson landed the role of Kris Kensington on BET’s Games People Play. In February 2020, Forbes published an article about Robinson as part of the magazine's an ongoing series "The Secrets of Successful Women."
Her first book titled Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today’s Girls on What it Takes to Believe in Yourself was published on March 31, 2009, by Ballantine Books. The book of motivational advice and anecdotes presents quotes and stories from role models notable for confidence, determination and generosity. The book inspires girls to find their inner strength, become confident, and believe in themselves.
Robinson has launched a nonprofit organization to help empower girls and young women. The S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls supports small charities that are doing work in five key areas of girls issues: (S)TEM, (H)EALTH, (A)RTS, (U)NITY and (N)EIGHBORHOODS. Robinson and her foundation have been featured on the CBS show, Hidden Heroes.
|2000||Any Day Now||Reporter #2||Episode: "You Think I Am Lying to You?"|
|2001||America's Sweethearts||Nevada Anchorwoman||Film|
|Dr. Dolittle 2||Newscaster|
|Charmed||Kinesha Robinson||Episode: "Forget Me... Not"|
|She Spies||TV Broadcaster||Episode: "Cover Me"|
|Half & Half||Lingerie Clerk||Episode: "The Big College Admission Episode"|
|2006||Studio 60||Monitor Reporter #3||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Shaun Robinson||Episode: "Vanishing Act"|
|2009||Monk||Talk Show Host||Episode: "Mr. Monk Takes the Stand"|
|2012||Last Man Standing||Shaun Robinson||Episode: "Tree of Strife"|
|2014||Jessica Paré Can Eat Whatever She Wants||N/A||Short film|
|2019||Games People Play||Kris Kensington||5 episodes|
|1968||Operation: Entertainment||Operation Entertainment Girl||Episode: "Episode #2.5"|
|1999–2015||Access Hollywood||Correspondent / Host|
|2002||The Parkers||Herself||Episode: "It's Showtime"|
|8th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards||Presenter||TV special|
|2002–2003||The Proud Family||Herself (voice)||Episodes: "Hip-Hop Helicopter" and "Hooray for Iesha"|
|2004||TV One Access||Host|
|2005||The Contender||Herself||Uncredited; Episode: "Betrayed"|
|2006||The View||Co-Host||Episodes: "Episode dated 5 December 2006" and "Episode dated 8 December 2006"|
|2009||Who Wants to Be a Millionaire||Guest Host||5 episodes|
|2013||Hit the Floor||Herself||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Real Husbands of Hollywood||Episode: "The Harter They Fall"|
|2016–21||90 Day Fiancé||Host||8 episodes|
|2016–21||90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?||Host||15 episodes|
|2017–20||90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days||Host||7 episodes|
|2018||American Dream: Detroit||Interviewee||Documentary|
|2018||TLC's Royal Wedding Revealed||Host||TV special|
|2019||90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way||Host||3 episodes|
|2021||90 Day Bares All||Host||21 episodes|
|2021–22||90 Day: The Single Life||Host||4 episodes|
|2022||Darcey & Stacey||Host||Episodes: "The Twins Tell All Part 1" and "The Twins Tell All Part 2"|
- "About Shaun". Shaun Robinson. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
- "Shaun Robinson calls out former 'Access Hollywood' cohost Billy Bush over 'white privilege'". EW.com. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
- "Veteran Journalist Shaun Robinson Dishes On Her New Mega-Project With Lifetime Network". shadowandact.com. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
- Brownlee, Dana. "The Secrets Of Successful Women: Broadcast Journalist Shaun Robinson". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
- Ausiello, Michael (2020-06-03). "Shaun Robinson Calls Out Ex-Access Hollywood Co-Anchor Billy Bush for 'Pain' His 'White Privilege' Caused Her". TVLine. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
- "Nonfiction Book Review: Exactly as I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today's Girls on What It Takes to Believe in Yourself by Shaun Robinson, Author Ballantine Books $18 (127p) ISBN 978-0-345-51195-9". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
- "Exactly as I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today's Girls on What It Takes to Believe in Yourself". www.femininemedianetwork.com. Retrieved 2020-07-07.