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Shevaun joined WHNT in June 2014 as a multimedia journalist. A Miami native of Jamaican descent, Shevaun is passionate about submerging herself in southern culture.

Shevaun is a proud 'Cane, graduating from the University of Miami in 2013 where she joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. At UM, she anchored UMTV NewsVision and hosted UMTV SportsDesk while interning at WSVN 7 News, a FOX affiliate in Miami. She also interned with WEDR, a Miami radio station.

After graduating, Shevaun moved to Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi as a reporter for WXXV News 25, a local news product that launched in 2013, of which Shevaun was an inaugural member.

When she's not working the camera, Shevaun can be found at car shows or sports events, cooking Jamaican food, or traveling.

Have a tip or an idea? Shevaun wants to hear from you! She enjoys communicating with our viewers. Follow her on Twitter @FinesseBryan or email her at shevaun.bryan@whnt.com


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  • Heritage Elementary hosts lock-in for teachers

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT)  – Before the bell rings at Heritage Elementary, as with many schools, it’s preparation first. So, school leaders decided to have a ‘lock-in.’ “Our teachers have been here all summer and they’re here late nights on weekends anyway, so we just decided ‘let’s throw a party,'” explained principal Georgina Nelson. “We brought food and we want to make it fun and you can stay as late as you want,” said instructional partner Wendy Pharo. “Some people will […]

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    WWII, Desert Storm vets have yearly reunion in Huntsville

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Every year a group of veterans have a reunion for the 109th Evacuation Hospital, one of the most decorated units that was decommissioned after World War II, brought back, then disbanded once again after Desert Storm. This year, the occasion came to Huntsville, and two WWII vets were among the proud members of the unit. “We were, I’ll use the phrase ‘thrown together,'” said Archilee W. Sapp, who drove trucks for the evacuation hospital during […]

  • Man charged with girlfriend’s death out on bond

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  The family of 37-year-old Tonya Lee Carroll got a dreaded phone call this week, announcing that the man charged with the woman’s death, her boyfriend Christopher Thomas Copeland, is out on bond. Court records show he was released Monday on $500,000 bond, stripping the little peace of mind left for Carroll’s family. “It’s like living through it all over again,” said her sister Tamra. A non-capital murder charge has a recommended bond up to $75,000 […]

  • Huntsville officer Brett Russell takes the stand in his trial for excessive force

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The federal trial of Huntsville police officer Brett Russell continued Wednesday in Huntsville.  Russell is accused of using excessive force during an arrest in December 2011 and obstructing justice. Wednesday, the prosecution’s primary witness, Officer Joshua Bates, was still on the stand as proceedings continued.  Bates was on the scene the night of the incident and can be seen in the video as the victim, Gary Hopkins, was pulled out of the police car. Bates testified Tuesday that he […]

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    Secure credit card tech means liability shift for business owners

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Our country is now catching up with a secure technology established in other countries — protecting our information when we make purchases — with a little chip on our plastic. It’s called an EMV chip will be encoded in most of the cards. EMV stands for the companies that helped create it EuroPay, MasterCard, and Visa. Banks currently absorb the losses from stolen or fraudulent purchases. But a fast approaching deadline will strip business owners of […]

  • Russell County Sheriff denied previous gun permit to alleged Louisiana gunman

    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Before John Russell Houser’s face was plastered around the country after he took to a Louisiana theater, he was familiar to the Russell County Sheriff’s Department years ago. “We knew he was having some mental issues and being treated for mental illness,” said Sheriff Heath Taylor. He says Houser requested a concealed carry permit years ago. But blemishes on his criminal record quickly ended that. “His background, it showed the arrest for arson and the report […]

  • Active shooter situations a part of basic police training

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With a noticeable rise in active shooter situations, police across the state have implemented it as a key part of their training. “After Columbine High School occurred in Colorado, there was a shift in the training for law enforcement regarding active shooters,” said Huntsville Police Academy training advisor Jeff Poe. In years past, it was handled like a hostage situation. “We [used to] surround the building, lock it down, call hostage negotiators, try to establish communication,” […]

  • Run-Hide-Fight: What to do in an active shooter situation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We never think it will happen at our school, church, or workplace. but what if it does? “Somebody that just wants to kill as many people as possible for no apparent reason, or out of their own frustration, makes no sense to you or I,” said Jeff Poe, training advisor for the Huntsville Police Training Academy. The Department of Homeland Security has a 3-part answer Step one: “Run, get away from the area if at all […]

  • Law enforcement, pharmacists to address drug trends at Thursday meeting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Education and awareness, that’s the goal of a community forum planned for Thursday, July 22 at the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library at 1 p.m. “We are going to be discussing the resurgence of heroin and how prescription pills has becomea rising epidemic in our community,” said Devan Davis, with Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders, the youth advocacy group under the Partnership for a Drug-Free Society, the organization hosting the event. It’s the second year of the event, […]

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    Motorcycle wreck causes major backup on I-65 near I-565 interchange

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A motorcycle wreck just south of the interchange of I-65 and I-565 has majorly slowed down traffic there Sunday afternoon. Officials with the Decatur State Trooper post say the wreck happened just after three in the afternoon on I-65 near the Exit 340 off-ramp. A 2012 Harley Davidson bike, driven by 46-year-old Claude Judd Herndon II of Decatur, who was wearing a helmet, according to authorities. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, and […]

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    Breaking News: Deputies investigate possible Limestone County homicide

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Limestone County Deputies are investigating a possible homicide on Copeland Road in Toney, Alabama. Authorities said they found a body at the location. Deputies were called to the property after a woman said she received a voicemail from a family member asking for help. When deputies got to the scene, authorities said they found a 37-year-old female who was unresponsive, and pronounced her dead. Deputies said they transported the victim’s boyfriend to the Limestone County Jail where he […]

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    Sorority, fraternity team up to package thousands of meals to be sent overseas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Under stylish hairnets are the giving minds and hearts of nearly 200 volunteers Saturday morning. The Huntsville Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated teamed up the Xi Omicron chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, to package the food alongside Stop Hunger Now — an organization that provides the food and supplies to willing volunteers, then ships the prepackaged meals to countries in need. “Part of our national Five Point Thrust for Delta Sigma […]

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