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 email@example.com
MADISON, Ala. – On the same day the City of Madison says an Incident Review Board cleared the officers involved in the shooting death of Dana Fletcher, his family appeals to the state’s top law enforcement official. Monday night, WHNT News 19 was sent a letter signed by members of 39-year-old Dana Sherrod Fletcher’s family, including his wife, addressed to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, asking him to take a look at the case. The full text of the letter […]
They may be small, but diapers are mighty. Any family facing financial hardship, even just a rough patch, means affording diapers can be a huge burden. Yet, babies can’t thrive without them. That’s why the Great Diaper Drive is so important, every contribution makes a huge difference. “Diapers definitely are a superpower, they really make sure kids can be healthy. It makes sure parents are able to go to work in this economy, it can even cut down on any […]
Millions of kids are packing up to head off to college. But there’s one thing they’d like to leave behind: the dreaded “Freshman 15”. Annalee Tacuri is a junior. She admits, “After a semester I probably gained 10 pounds.” Indeed, studies find 70% of college kids pack on an average of 12 pounds in the first semester. It’s part of the nationwide escalating obesity epidemic with 40% of Americans now obese. “It’s huge, everyone wants to lose one or two […]
An overwhelming majority of hospitals in rural communities, including some in Alabama, operate in the red. But the federal government recently gave them a lifeline. “This buys a little more time,” said Alabama Hospital Association President Dr. Donald Williamson. Time that just might keep some rural hospitals open. Many are struggling financially, partially because of low reimbursement rates. In other words, when a hospital cares for someone on Medicare, hospitals in places like New York get more money back from […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — You may be looking around for your next career — but maybe where you should be looking is up. “They have a significant number of pilots that are going to be retiring in the next decade,” explained International Airport Executive Director Rick Tucker. And by significant, Tucker means 50 to 75 percent. Pair that with a growing demand for travel — and you have a nationwide pilot shortage. “But if they are not able to keep up, then […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]