It took a decade, but Shawn has finally returned to his roots in the Midwest. Shawn is a native of suburban Chicago and has traveled the country for news stations and assignments.
For his most recent move, Shawn traded the Rocky Mountains for Lake Michigan. He worked at KUSA-TV in Denver as weekend morning anchor and reporter from 2006 to 2010. There Shawn helped cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention where he field anchored four hours of live coverage on the Web each day of the convention. Shawn not only anchored, but was a self-contained control room for the production, as he skyped live interviews, directed his own camera shots and controlled his own audio.
Prior to Denver, Shawn anchored weeknights at KTAL-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana where he covered numerous tropical storms and hurricanes, including hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. His career began in Bowling Green, Kentucky as the weeknight anchor of WBKO-TV.
Shawn first gained his love for broadcasting in grade school and announced football and basketball games on cable TV while he attended Lyons Township High School in LaGrange. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia.