Shelley joined FOX 8 in September 2008, the day after Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Louisiana. She's 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.
After years of complaints from residents and motorists, some now say they're pleasantly surprised with what they see along a main corridor into New Orleans. The FOX 8 Defenders have learned a significant Interstate 10 lighting project is much closer to completion in New Orleans East.
Several consumers reached out to the FOX 8 Defenders during the pandemic after an essential part of their household stopped working. Now we're learning there's no record the repair business in question has the required license to do the work.
After a FOX 8 Defenders investigation, we're learning the number of consumers who say they didn't get what was promised in their pursuit of a modeling career is far-reaching. Shelley Brown looks into whether what we exposed could be a criminal case.
It's considered an emergency according to the City code, yet it remains a risk to health and safety. The FOX 8 Defenders have tracked a property and swimming pool now the subject of six Code Enforcement hearings in seven years that's been hit with a hefty fine, but is still considered dangerous.
A problem some say has plagued a Jefferson Parish neighborhood for years, may be closer to getting some relief. Sometimes trapped in their own driveways, frustrated neighbors turned to the FOX 8 Defenders to get answers.
We're learning more about the effort to change one word in a New Orleans ordinance that targets nuisance swimming pools, and we've uncovered disturbing findings about a longtime dangerous pool that should have been abated months ago.
The FOX 8 Defenders exposed a neighborhood of nuisance properties in February that were not only unsanitary, but dangerous. Since then, we've reported on a lot that has changed, and now Plaquemines Parish has taken steps to crack down.
The FOX 8 Defenders showed you a neighborhood full of nuisance properties that were unsanitary and dangerous in February. We also found the local government wasn’t enforcing its own ordinance, but a lot has changed in just over two months.
When a Mid-City property owner couldn't get answers on a clogged drain, she turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for help. We got on the case and learned that a critical piece of infrastructure meant for drainage appears non-existent on her block - and is hard to find on several other city blocks.
People who travel the busiest highway into New Orleans have expressed concern over stretches of darkness for years. Now, in this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, we’re learning I-10 in spots will be dark a little longer while two major lighting projects worth millions of dollars are underway.
A symbol of Katrina blight that greets thousands of commuters every day in New Orleans just got added to the National Register of Historic Places. In this FOX 8 Defenders follow-up, the developer explains why it's worthy of preserving and his plans for the future.
A FOX 8 Defenders investigation that began in New Orleans expands. Neighbors outside of the City say they're surrounded by hidden dangers that are public nuisance properties, which could be a health or safety risk.
We've shown you some of the most dangerous pools in the City that are stagnant and don't meet the proper fencing requirements. Just this week, the City drained and filled one of them. But we've found many that are fenced, but are still creating health concerns for the people who live around them.
Workers spent most of the day draining what may be one of the most dangerous blighted swimming pools in the City. The stagnant and unfenced pool in New Orleans East that the FOX 8 Defenders exposed in October has been wide open for nine years.
As part of an ongoing FOX 8 Defenders investigation, we take you to what may be one of the most dangerous non-maintained pools in New Orleans and explain what could soon happen to it after years of neglect.