Shaun Robinson Leaves ‘Access Hollywood’

The syndicated entertainment magazine's longtime contributor and anchor has formed RobinHood Productions that will focus specifically on empowering women and girls.

Access Hollywood contributor and its weekend co-anchor Shaun Robinson is leaving the entertainment newsmagazine after 16 years to develop scripted and unscripted shows through her production company for its distributor NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.

“Shaun is a talented journalist with a work ethic that won’t quit,” said Linda Finnell, SVP of programming at NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution, in a statement. “We will definitely miss Shaun at Access Hollywood but we are very happy for her as she enters into this new chapter.”

Robinson said: “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, RobinHood Productions Inc., focusing specifically on empowering women and girls about which I am so passionate. I will certainly be back in front of the camera soon and I look forward to announcing my next on-air role in the near future.”

Access Hollywood, from producer Rob Silverstein, is averaging 2.4 million viewers this season, flat to last year, with a 1.0 rating among women 25-54, down 9% year to year, based on Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings.

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