Shevaun is happy to be back in the Tennessee Valley, this time anchoring weekday evening newscasts on WHNT News 19.

The Miami native returned to north Alabama in April 2019 after working as an anchor/reporter at our sister station KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. But she initially joined the WHNT team in June 2014 as a multimedia journalist and anchored weekend mornings.

The Florida girl of Jamaican descent 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. After graduation, she was one of the first reporters to help launch WXXV News 25 in Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi.

When she’s not on 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

Recent Articles
  • Real estate broker Russ Russell arrested

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One of the most recognizable names in Tennessee Valley real estate now awaits his court date. Local broker William Howard “Russ” Russell was arrested by Huntsville Police, charged with Harassment and Disorderly Conduct. Police records show 59-year-old Russell was booked into the Madison County Jail at 2:20 Tuesday afternoon. He was released at 4:00 p.m. According to Lt. Michael Johnson with HPD, Russell is accused of harassing another tenant on Merchants Walk. The alleged harassment began in Nov. […]

  • Rape Kits: Many cities don’t have them; new proposed legislation hopes to change that

    In 2014, Leah Griffin of Seattle says she was raped and went to the closest hospital for a rape kit, only to be turned away. “They looked at me and shrugged their shoulders and said, ‘We don’t do rape kits here,'” Griffin recounted. Griffin says she later went to a second hospital that did administer the special examination to collect and preserve forensic evidence, but because of the delay in care, her case was never prosecuted. There are many places around […]

  • Anchor/Reporter Shevaun Bryan to leave WHNT News 19 for sister station in Oklahoma City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s bittersweet, to say the least. But after more than four years telling your stories, I am leaving WHNT News 19. Many of you know me as the big smile (and even bigger personality) on Saturday and Sunday mornings; many others here know me as the Decatur/Athens/Moulton-area reporter. Both in the field and on the desk, it has been a true honor and privilege to be here. There’s good news and bad news here — yes, I […]

  • Limestone County Schools superintendent passed over for Tennessee job

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Superintendent Tom Sisk will stay in Limestone County, after he did not land a job with a school system in Tennessee. Sisk was one of two finalists selected to lead the Hawkins County School District. He had a final interview with the Tennessee school board Monday. Tuesday he was notified that the job was instead given to Matt Hixson, who currently serves as an assistant superintendent in southern California. Sisk is under contract with the Limestone […]

  • ‘Piggyback Bandit’ visit to Falkville leads to change in school pep rallies

    FALKVILLE, Ala. – Morgan County Schools are changing the open nature of its pep rallies after a Washington state man was arrested for jumping on a football player’s back. Following the arrest of Sherwin Shayegan, 35, Morgan County Schools Superintendent Bill Hopkins said they are going to make sure future events at schools in the district are coordinated so school staff knows who is coming in. Shayegan was charged with harassment after authorities said he showed up at a Falkville […]

  • Man known as the “Piggyback Bandit” charged with harassment of Falkville student

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — A man from Washington State is at the Morgan County Jail after an alleged string of bizarre behavior across the country led him to North Alabama. Police charged 35-year-old Sherwin Shayegan with harassment for inappropriate contact with a Falkville High School student after a recent pep rally. “After the pep rally, the football team was going to eat and the suspect jumped on one of the football player’s backs,” Falkville High School SRO, Seth Sullivan explained. Sullivan […]

  • Decatur Middle School’s young reporters spread the word about diaper drive

    DECATUR, Ala. – We all know the power of Facebook, and how it can reach people far beyond its intended audience. That’s exactly what happened when a group of young reporters in the Mass Media class at Decatur Middle School posted a video about the school’s diaper drive. The school is collecting diapers until Friday, already halfway to their goal of 100 packs of diapers and wipes. The DMS Raiders made it a competition between each grade and the teachers […]

  • Repair work begins on Gate 1 at Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — Drivers using Redstone Arsenal’s Gate One will experience some delays this week due to repairs from storm damage. “Starting today, Team Redstone personnel are repairing storm damage at Gate One,” explained Redstone Arsenal spokesperson Christopher Colster. “What that’s going to require is to shut down Gate One after 1:30 [p.m.] every day this week and divert traffic into the commercial truck lane.” Colster says most of the work will be completed during overnight hours, and the […]

  • Students design pop-up park in downtown Athens

    ATHENS, Ala. – A unique space, designed by students as part of their unconventional curriculum, has opened up in an alley in downtown Athens. “This is small town America, what a great thing to do for the fall season,” said Mayor Ronnie Marks during the ribbon cutting of the new pop-up park. Students from Athens Renaissance School transformed the alley into a fall-themed oasis. “This is the ARS Pop Up Park,” said 10th-grader Emily Pfeifer. “We figured we would take a […]

  • Last chance to donate books for United Way’s 2018 Stuff the Bus Drive

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – For the fifth year, the United Way of Athens-Limestone County is collecting books for their Stuff the Bus Drive. You can drop off new or gently used books of all genres to the United Way office on Marion Street or to designated drop-off locations across the county. The donated books are sorted by age group, then distributed to Athens City Schools, Limestone County Schools, Lindsay Lane Christian Academy and Athens Bible School. The 2018 Stuff the […]

  • National Child Passenger Safety Week 2018

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A national campaign hopes to raise awareness to keep young travelers safe. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. National Child Passenger Safety Week runs September 23 – September 29. It ends on National Seat Check Saturday. AAA says most car seats and booster seats are installed incorrectly, rendering them virtually ineffective. Officials say it takes a few extra seconds and can truly mean the difference between life and death. “You want to make […]

  • 15-year-old charged with capital murder in Limestone County double homicide investigation

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A 15-year-old girl has been charged with two counts of capital murder in Limestone County. Investigators say a 19-year-old girl and her mother were stabbed to death by the 15-year-old, who is a family member, early Wednesday morning in the Lester community. The teen was hospitalized with self-inflicted stab wounds. Because the suspect is a juvenile, no further information will be released at this time. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims Wednesday afternoon as […]

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