Shaun RobinsonNBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution has signed a television development deal with journalist, TV host, producer and author, Shaun Robinson, who has served as co-anchor of “Access Hollywood Weekend” and correspondent for “Access Hollywood” since 1999, and who will be leaving the entertainment news show to focus on her development and production endeavors.

The new 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. 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. 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.”

“Shaun is a talented journalist with a work ethic that won’t quit,” said Finnell.  “We will definitely miss Shaun at ‘Access Hollywood’ but we are very happy for her as she enters in to this new chapter.”

“For 16 years Shaun Robinson has been an integral part of the success of ‘Access Hollywood.’” said Rob Silverstein, Executive Producer of “Access Hollywood.”  “Shaun has a tremendous ability to put stars at ease and always has had a special connection with our viewers. We wish Shaun success and happiness as she moves into this new, exciting phase of her career.”

Congrats to Ms Robinson, and good luck on this next phase of your career!