“Access Hollywood” is losing an on-air personality who has been a fixture with the show. NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution announced today that it has signed a TV development deal with Emmy Award-winning journalist, host, producer and author Shaun Robinson.
The pact was announced by Linda Finnell, Senior Vice President, Programming, NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution. Robinson will leave “Access Hollywood” to focus on her development and production projects.
Robinson has been with “Access Hollywood” for 16 years, serving as co-anchor of “Access Hollywood Weekend” and correspondent for “Access Hollywood.”
“The deal will give Robinson’s production company, RobinHood Productions, Inc., the opportunity to develop and/or produce scripted and unscripted television projects across all platforms for NBCU’s domestic distribution division,” NBCU TV Distribution announced.
Said Robinson: “It’s been an extraordinary 16 years here at ‘Access Hollywood’ and I am going to miss all my friends here because we are truly like a family. 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.”
Robinson noted that she intends to focus “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.”