Shaun Robinson

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Robinson in May 2013

Shaun Robinson (born July 11, 1962) is weekend anchor and correspondent for the show Access Hollywood, the daily entertainment newsmagazine show. She was also the host of TV One Access, a show on the TV One network produced by Access that brings viewers behind the velvet rope for an inside look at who's who in "Black Hollywood".

Early life[edit]

Robinson, who was born in Detroit, Michigan, is a graduate of Detroit's famous Cass Technical High School. That school also produced Diana Ross, Lily Tomlin, Kenya Moore, Carole Gist, Kwame Kilpatrick, Jack White, Greg Phillinganes and David Alan Grier. She then went south to Atlanta, GA where she attended and graduated from Spelman College.


Robinson's career began in Detroit at WGPR-TV62, 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.

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 also traveled to Oklahoma to profile survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Robinson played a small part of the Pat O'Brien (television personality) Voice Mail Scandal in 2005, when some sexual voicemails from O'Brien were uncovered and posted on many websites. Some of those voice mails were reportedly sent to Robinson's phone. This led to O'Brien's immediate removal from Access Hollywood, and Robinson moved into a more prominent role on the show.

Robinson also filled in for Meredith Vieira on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for the week of June 8–12, 2009.

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..

Shaun co-hosted the NBC coverage of The Tournament of Roses Parade with Al Roker for NBC on January 1, 2011 and again on January 2, 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Robinson was married in 1994 to MLB player Darryl Hamilton. They divorced.

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