S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls
Host of 90 Day Fiance on TLC -Head of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls continuing work to empower underserved and underrepresented girls shaunfoundationforgirls.org
Emmy Award-winning journalist, television host, author, producer, actress, philanthropist and girls’ empowerment activist, Shaun Robinson is a true role model. Shaun has won the respect and admiration of millions of daily television viewers throughout her career, including her work as host of the entertainment show “Access Hollywood.” Shaun has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest stars and covered the red carpets and hosted the oﬃcial pre-shows for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and Grammy’s. Coming from a strong background in television news, Shaun has contributed reports to “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” MSNBC and CNN. Shaun is also familiar to millions of dedicated fans as host and executive producer of the special “Tell All” episodes of worldwide mega-hit franchise “90 Day Fiancé” on TLC, airing in over 168 countries and territories. The “Tell All” episodes for “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” season four that aired in June of 2020 drove TLC to be #1 in all of TV on its premiere nights and averaged 5.0M P2+ viewers. Shaun is also host and executive producer of “90 Day Bares All,” premiering its second season exclusively on Discovery+ as a destination for unprecedented and uncensored behind-the-scenes content and conversations with 90 Day fan-favorites and producers. Shaun has served as a guest co-host on ABC’s “The View,” “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?,” hosted NBC’s coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade and has been featured as a panel guest on “Larry King Live.” Among her awards, Shaun won an Emmy for her live coverage of “A Grand Night in Harlem” for the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame. She received a distinguished Gracie Award for her work hosting “BET Takes Hollywood” profiling the history of African Americans and the Oscars. Shaun received the Outstanding Coverage of Race & Ethnicity Award from Columbia University. The Ford Foundation honored Shaun for her special “Missing in the Media” which focused on the lack of media coverage surrounding missing women of color. She also received prestigious awards from the Associated Press and American Women in Radio and Television. Shaun is also the executive producer of the Lifetime TV movies “LUST: A Seven Deadly Sins Story” and “ENVY: A Seven Deadly Sins Story.” Shaun’s acting resume includes currently being seen in the role of Kris Kensington on BET’s hit drama “Games People Play.” Other television credits include “Law & Order: CI,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Last Man Standing,” “Monk,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Charmed,” “Days of Our Lives” and “Proud Family.” Her feature film roles include “Bruce Almighty,” “Dr. Doolittle 2” and “America’s Sweethearts.” Prioritizing her philanthropy, Shaun is Founder and President of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, a nonprofit which supports the empowerment of girls in five key areas: (S)TEM, (H)EALTH, (A)RTS, (U)NITY and (N)EIGHBORHOODS. The issue of girls and self-esteem has been a life-long passion for Shaun. As an author, her first book, “Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today’s Girls on What it Takes to Believe in Yourself” (Ballantine) put together the collective wisdom of both superstar women and everyday teenagers. Shaun was honored with an invitation from the U.S. Ambassador of the Bahamas under the Obama Administration to speak to the Commonwealth’s girls about her book and the issue of self-esteem. Shaun was also honored with DOVE’s first Real Beauty Award as a role model who is helping girls feel more comfortable in their own skin. Shaun currently serves on the Advisory Board of Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign. She has served on the National Board of Girls, Inc., the national girls empowerment organization, and was awarded the Inspiring Woman Award by the Los Angeles Sparks. Shaun created One Girl, One Voice: A Million Ways to Make a Diﬀerence, a social media movement calling for one million girls to pledge to use their voices for positive change in the world through volunteering. Because of her commitment to gender equality, Shaun was invited to join Women Moving Millions, a global philanthropic community of women who have each pledged to give at least one million dollars to programs empowering girls and women across the world. Shaun also served as the spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Share Your Home, Share Your Heart foster care and adoption program and worked with the national literacy organization JumpStart. She has served as the oﬃcial spokesperson for the Heart Rhythm Society’s Arrest the Risk campaign, focusing on African Americans and heart disease. Her HRS PSA was honored with the Spirit of the Heart Award by the National Association of Black Cardiologists. Prior to coming to Hollywood, Shaun was an anchor/reporter at the Fox aﬃliate in Miami, where she anchored coverage of Hurricane Georges which devastated the Florida Keys. She also anchored at the CBS aﬃliate in Austin, Texas where she reported from the notorious Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville interviewing prisoners on death row. Prior to that, Shaun was an anchor, health reporter and talk show host at the ABC aﬃliate in Milwaukee and was an anchor/reporter at the CBS aﬃliate in Flint, Michigan. Shaun began her TV career in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan working as a reporter, anchor, and talk show host. Shaun currently resides in Los Angeles and is a very proud graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta.
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