Shelley Brown is a New Orleans area native who was thrilled at the chance to return home to join the FOX 8 News team in September 2008, which happened to be the day after Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Louisiana.
Shelley anchors FOX 8 News at 4 p.m. and FOX 8 News at 9 p.m. She made the switch to evenings from mornings in 2016 after several years of anchoring the 4-hour FOX 8 Morning Edition at the time.
Shelley also works closely with the FOX 8 Defenders, the station’s consumer advocacy program, staffed with volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women to solve consumer problems.
Shelley has worked in newsrooms from South Louisiana to New York City. Prior to FOX 8, she was the weekday 5:30 evening anchor and a general assignment reporter for WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH.
Shelley is a graduate of Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans and Louisiana State University. She is a four-time Edward R. Murrow recipient, most recently for her FOX 8 Defenders continuing coverage limo investigation.
While in Ohio, Shelley was recognized with Murrow awards for "Best Newscast, News 11 at Five," a series of investigative reports called "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 Parish and survived the storm after being trapped in 12-feet of floodwaters.
Shelley has also won several Associated Press and New Orleans Press Club awards over the years.
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 TV station in Houma, LA, Shelley reported for, produced and anchored the station's 6:30 evening newscast. She also hosted a 30-minute talk show on H-TV Newstalk 10.
She then went on to anchor the weekday morning news at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA where she also mentored young aspiring journalists in the station's teen reporter program.
Shelley has covered major stories such as the execution of a longtime death row inmate in Ohio, to nationally recognized stories, including 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 in 1998.
Shelley served on the Mount Carmel Academy Board of Directors for 10 years and emceed the Young Leadership Council's Wednesday at the Square concert series in the Spring along with many other charitable events over the years.
Shelley is married. She and her husband, Sean have two little boys, who they consider their greatest gifts in life.