Shelby Danielsen joined the First Coast News team as a multi-media journalist in February of 2015.
She got her first real taste of news while interning with the investigative team at KSHB-TV in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. As an intern there she was nominated for a Mid-America Emmy in 2011 along with Investigative Reporter Russ Ptacek and Photographer Andy Pollard for their story on a local politician's sex scandal.
After graduating from the broadcast journalism school at Kansas State University Shelby was accepted to the Gannett Talent Development Program. After training in McLean, Virginia she entered into the first TDP class to work in Denver, Colorado, working as a producer at KUSA 9News. In addition to producing she also helped with the assignment desk and editing on the weekend morning show.
After graduating from TDP she accepted a job at KTHV in Little Rock, Arkansas as the 5 p.m. producer.
She's worked every shift in the newsroom but when it comes to producing, the 10 p.m. was her favorite.
Shelby worked her way into reporting by filling in for reporters on the weekends, staying late to work on stories after her show or splitting days between producing the noon and reporting for the evening newscasts. She got to dabble in a few investigative pieces with KTHV anchor Ashley Blackstone. Eventually – against all odds – she had enough stories under her belt to make a reel.
That brought her to one of her favorite places in the U.S. – Jacksonville! If you have any story ideas or just want to say hello you can email Shelby at firstname.lastname@example.org