As Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs for global media and entertainment network leader, The A+E Networks, Robin Alston is on the frontlines representing some of the most recognizable brands in television including A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movies. In this capacity, Robin and her team provide legal leadership and counsel to both the creative and business sides of A+E’s worldwide teams working closely with not only programming, production and content development, but also participating in complex deal negotiations, production contracts, guild issues and talent relationships. Over the past 10 years, Robin has overseen thousands of hours of successful broadcasting, championing A+E’s mission to cultivate and market illuminating content to over 335 million viewers worldwide.
Robin started her career as a securities lawyer at Powell Goldstein in Atlanta and later joined the corporate law department at GlaxoSmithKline. Before joining A+E, Robin served as production counsel for several daytime syndicated talk shows, including The Martha Stewart Show, Judge Hatchett, Ricki Lake, John Walsh, and Jane Pauley.
Robin has served as a trustee at the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine in New York City and a is member of several civic organizations in the Harlem community. She received an Economics degree from Spelman College and a J.D. from The Duke University School of Law.