Published on January 30th, 2012 | by thevyne0
Woman to Watch: Shaun Robinson
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Education: Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College
Occupation: TV personality and correspondent for the entertainment news show Access Hollywood, author of Exactly as I Am and advocate for improving self esteem in young women and girls.
You May Have Also Seen Her On: TV One Access, Today Show, CNN, The Joy Behar Show (guest host), Bruce Almighty, Dr. Dolittle 2, Everybody Hates Chris, Law & Order, the official pre-shows for the Academy Awards, and as co-host of the Rose Parade.
Awards: Emmy Award for her coverage of “A Grand Night in Harlem” (for the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame), American Women in Radio and Television award (for her series “Profiles in Power” while an anchor in TX), Associated Press Award (for her series “Woman in Cancer” for WISN in Milwaukee), and Dove’s Real Beauty Award.
Career Highlights: Shaun began her TV career as a local news reporter. Her first job was on Detroit’s WGPR-TV62, which was the first African-American owned television station in the U.S. She also was an anchor and reporter at WISN in Milwaukee, WSVN in Miami, and KEYE in Austin, TX.
Giving Back: Shaun recently started “One Girl, One Voice Movement,” and organization that focuses on stories of girls creating positive change in the world. Shaun also sits on the board of Girls, Inc, was the spokesperson for “Share Your Heart, Share Your Home” in Los Angeles, and has volunteered for JumpStart.
Quotable: “whatever you do, do it with confidence and you will be alright” (December 2010)