Shawn Yancy Biography
Shawn Yancy is an American Emmy-winning anchor working for NBC4 as an evening anchor. She joined the NBC4 team in January 2021, after previously working for FOX 5 News in Washington D.C.
Yancy was brought up in Indiana and she attended Ball State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications. While she was at Ball State University, she became a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Shawn’s journalism career has involved stops at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh and at WKJG-TV in Fort Wayne. In 2001, she relocated to the Washington, D.C. area together with her family and she started working for WTTG-TV as the co-anchor of the 5, 6, 6:30, 8, 10 & 11 pm weekday newscasts.
While she worked at FOX5/WTTG-TV, she covered; the US Invasion of Iraq, the DC sniper attacks, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, hurricane Isabel, and the unrest following the death of George Floyd. In addition, she worked at FOX5 for 19 years and she mostly did evening and late-night newscasts. Over the years, she has received a number of Emmy awards and an Edward R. Murrow award for an investigative story on asbestos problems at the National Institutes of Health.
Furthermore, she has served on the board for A Wider Circle and also on the boards for The St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth & Families, and Success DC. She has also joined other newswomen in D.C. in leading a yearly fundraiser for local charities assisting underserved breast cancer patients with treatment and services. Shawn is also a professional artist who has clients nationwide.
Shawn Yancy Salary
Yancy earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Shawn Yancy Net Worth
Yancy has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor.
Shawn Yancy Age
Yancy was born on October 12, 1987, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. She is 35 years old as of 2022, and she celebrates her birthday on the 12th of October every year.
Shawn Yancy Height and Weight
Yancy stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. However, information about her weight will be updated when available.
Shawn Yancy Family
Yancy’s father Dr. Erick A. is a well-known pediatrician, while her mother is known as Pamela Yancy. Se was brought up alongside her brother, Damion Yancy, and sister, Erika Yancy.
Shawn Yancy Husband and Children
Yancy is married to Marcus Wiseman who is a former football player. They began dating in 1987 and later in 1993, they tied the knot. Together, they have been blessed with three sons; Anthony who plays the position of a back for Durham’s Duke Blue Devils football team, Tyson, and Jackson. She resides in Montgomery County together with her family.
Why did Shawn Yancy leave Fox 5?
Yancy joined FOX5 D.C. in September 2001 and while she was at the station, she served as a weekday evening and night co-anchor at 6, 6:30, 8, 10 & 11 pm. However, after working at the station for 19 years, she made a decision to leave the station in September 2020 and started an exciting new chapter of her life.
Shawn Yancy Social Media Platform
Yancy is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 23k followers on Twitter 42k followers on Instagram and 54k followers on Facebook.