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Shawn Yancy

Shawn Yancy

American news anchor
Shawn Yancy
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Intro American news anchor
Is News presenter
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism
Gender female
Peoplepill ID shawn-yancy
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Shawn Yancy (born in Omaha, Nebraska) is a News Anchor for WTTG-TV, FOX 5 News in Washington, DC. Yancy co-anchors FOX 5 News at 6pm, 10pm, and 11pm. Yancy previously co-anchored FOX 5 Morning News from 5 to 7am. She joined the FOX 5 News team in September 2001. Her second day on the job became her first big story in Washington: The September 11th terrorist attacks.

Yancy was awarded a 2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for an investigative series on The Asbestos Problems inside the National Institutes of Health. She was awarded an Emmy for "Outstanding News Anchor" in Washington in 2006. She's also been honored with various Associated Press and Golden Quill awards for her reporting on breaking news.

Prior to joining Fox 5, Yancy was an anchor/reporter for WTAE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh and an anchor for WKJG-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Yancy had a small role as a news anchor in the 2006 film The Sentinel.


Yancy grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School.. Yancy graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Yancy is married to Marcus Wiseman (a former Ball State University football player himself). They reside in Bethesda, Maryland. They have three sons. Their eldest son Anthony Young-Wiseman (20 October 1990) plays Back_(disambiguation)#Sports for Duke football.

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