Wake up each weekday morning with Shelley Brown, FOX 8 Morning Edition anchor. Catch Shelley early before the sun comes up for FOX 8 Morning Edition at 4:30 a.m. She's on for 4 1/2 hours till 9 a.m.
Shelley works closely with the FOX 8 Defenders and the National Council of Jewish Women to solve consumer problems. She joined FOX 8 in September 2008, the day after Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Louisiana.
Shelley is a native of New Orleans and is back home after working at WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH where she was the weekday 5:30 evening anchor and a general assignment reporter.
Shelley is a graduate of Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans and Louisiana State University.
She is a three-time Edward R. Murrow recipient for "Best Newscast, News 11 at Five," a series of investigative reports, "Kids for Sale," and "Katrina: Back Home," a first-person report on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Like so many, Shelley's entire family lost their homes in St. Bernard and survived the storm after being trapped in 12-feet of floodwaters. She's also won several Associated Press and New Orleans Press Club awards.
Before earning a degree in broadcast journalism from LSU, Shelley interned for Court TV and WNYW-TV FOX 5 in New York City.
During her first on-air job at a small TV station in Houma, LA, Shelley reported, produced and anchored the station's 6:30 evening newscast. She also hosted a 30-minute talk show on H-TV. She then went on to anchor the weekday morning news at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA. She mentored young aspiring journalists there in the station's teen reporter program before arriving in Toledo.
Shelley has covered major stories such as the execution of a longtime death row inmate in Ohio to national stories, including the 2008 presidential primary, interviewing Hillary Clinton and the Gulf oil spill disaster in 2010.
She's not just a television storyteller. Shelley studied Hawaiian dance growing up, learning to tell stories with swaying, rhythmic movements.
She is an alumna of Delta Zeta Sorority and was Vice President of LSU's Panhellenic Council in charge of overall LSU sorority recruitment.
Shelley is excited to be back home in New Orleans at a crucial time in the city's history.
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