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
  • 1 dead, 4 injured in shooting near Toomer’s Corner, one person in custody

    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 […]

  • Decatur police officer charged with assaulting a minor

    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 Mayor explores installing public Wi-Fi downtown

    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 […]

  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace needs your help to provide beds to area children

    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 School Board officials investigate hazing incident

    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 teacher accused of having sex with students resigns

    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 […]

  • Limestone Co. Sheriff’s Office Youth Mentor Camp helps children improve their socialization and teamwork skills

    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 City Council appropriates one time check to Athens Boys & Girls Club to extend summer program hours

    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 & […]

  • Police respond to mobile home fire on Decatur’s 6th Avenue

    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 […]

  • It’s National Ice Cream Day! Find deals for July 15

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Not only is it National Ice Cream Month, but Sunday, July 15 is National Ice Cream Day. With this heat, we can all use a cool sweet treat. President Ronald Reagan declared the third Sunday of July for the dessert. Here are some deals you can enjoy across the Tennessee Valley: Baskin-Robbins: BOGO (buy one, get one) cones, $0.99 sundaes, or $2 off a medium milkshake if you get the app Bruster’s Real Ice Cream:  New Sweet […]

  • Russellville church group arrives home after being stuck in Haiti due to violent protests

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – A church group from Russellville is back home early Tuesday after violent protests in Haiti over fuel prices canceled flights and made roads unsafe. A Facebook video shows their arrival just around midnight in white vans. Family members and friends rejoice as members of the team stepped out. Church groups in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are among those who weren’t able to leave, according to newspaper and television reports. Russellville’s First Baptist Church has been […]

  • Lawrence County Commission votes to close courthouse, reopens Monday pending weekend inspection

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. — County officials confirm Tuesday to close down their courthouse considering it unsafe.  An evaluation is scheduled for the weekend to decide whether or not conditions are appropriate, according to a Lawrence County EMA post. WHNT’s Shevaun Bryan reports the Lawrence County Commission confirmed their decision around 9:54 a.m. The courthouse suffered fire, water and smoke damages after a fire broke out on the night of July 2. Bryan adds multiple department heads presented updated reports of […]

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