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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
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 […]
ATHENS, Ala. – Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones is thanking Governor Kay Ivey for adding extra incentive to bring a six-year-old murder case to a close. The governor increased the reward from $5,000 to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the 2012 murder of Sharon Wellington. The 32-year-old was found fatally stabbed multiple times on November 30, 2012, in her apartment on East Elm Street. Her neighbors at the […]
AUBURN, Ala. – A shooting near Auburn University early Sunday has left a 20-year-old man from Tuskegee dead and four others injured. One person has been taken into custody. Auburn Police, with the help of U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, arrested and charged a 17-year-old male from Opelika with murder. The teenager was taken into custody at a residence in Auburn, according to authorities. He was transported to the Lee County Jail with a $150,000 bond. Police reported the case […]
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – A police officer in the River City is restricted to administrative duties as he prepares for his own day in court. Archie Hoyt Letson, 40, faces a third degree assault charge in Lawrence County after a complaint was filed against him. The complaint alleges he assaulted a minor in April. According to the complaint, Letson caused injury quote ‘by slapping the victim twice on the face, the second time causing pain and the eyes to water…grabbing [the] […]
DECATUR, Ala. – As cities grow, they also upgrade. The next project in the River City aims to keep you connected. Mayor Tab Bowling is working with the city’s tech experts to explore the best way to bring public Wi-Fi to the downtown area. He says instead of using an internet service provider, they will install their own infrastructure and use ‘social Wi-Fi.’ “You sign in with your email address, whenever you sign in it brings up an advertisement for […]
MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A 501(c) nonprofit has a simple mission, to make sure no child has to sleep on the floor or a couch. They need your help to make it a reality, especially in North Alabama. In February, Sleep in Heavenly Peace only had 13 chapters nationwide. In six months, they grew to more than 100 chapters with only one in Alabama. “We provide beds for children that are either sleeping on the floor, couches, just in bad situations […]
MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Morgan County Schools, and the Department of Human Resources (DHR) continue an investigation into an incident between students that occurred in February. “It was a hazing incident,” said Morgan County Schools Superintendent Bill Hopkins Jr. “When our administrator at the school found out about it, he contacted the baseball coach, this was a junior varsity baseball team.” Hopkins tells WHNT News 19 it took place in a locker room at Brewer High […]
DECATUR, Ala. – A teacher accused of having sexual contact with two students is no longer employed by Decatur City Schools. School board president Karen Duke tells WHNT News 19 the board officially accepted Carrie Cabri Witt’s resignation during a special meeting called Monday morning. Witt has been on paid administrative leave for the last two years after she was charged with two counts of having sex with a student. She taught a series of social studies and psychology classes […]
ATHENS, Ala. – Kids in Limestone County are spending time at a different kind of summer camp this year learning more about the people that protect and serve their communities. Authorities say it is the third year they have held the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Youth Mentor Camp. Campers can explore a bulletproof vehicle, see K-9 demonstrations, and check out a camera that detects body heat. Deputies crafted them a hands-on experience. “We try to take them and force them into […]
ATHENS, Ala. – Educators and parents are counting down the days to the upcoming school year while making sure the little ones have plans for the rest of the summer. One of those options needed some extra dollars from the City of Athens. Summer break means a full-time schedule and staff for the Athens Boys and Girls Club. “It’s extended hours since parents are at work and kids have nowhere to be during the day,” said Athens-Limestone County Boys & […]
DECATUR, Ala. — A person is in the hospital Wednesday in Decatur after their trailer caught fire off Highway 31. Decatur Fire and Rescue tell WHNT’s Shevaun Bryan this morning there was a person and their dog who lived in the mobile home on 6th Avenue Southeast. The individual’s condition has not been released. Flames were put out around 8 a.m., according to Bryan. Police and fire crews responded to Paradise Mobile Home Park to a fully involved mobile home […]