Former TV host and author Shaun Robinson launches foundation for girls

- Emmy Award-winning journalist Shaun Robinson stopped by Good Day LA on Thursday to talk about the launch of her new project: The S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls.

It was created as a grant-making foundation that will support non-profits focusing on one of five key areas of girls' issues. Using the acronym of S.H.A.U.N., the foundation's divisions are: (S)TEM, (H)EALTH (A)RTS (U)NITY and (N)EIGHBORHOODS.

Robinson says one of the first initiatives of the Foundation for Girls will be a partnership with a non-profit in her hometown of Detriot, which works to help some of the city's most disadvantaged girls and young women.

The longtime host of "Access Hollywood" has also published the book "Exactly As I Am," which takes aim at building self-esteem in teen girls using wisdom from celebrities and everyday teens.

Watch the full interview above!

Read more about Robinson's philanthropy work and journalism career here.

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