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Shaquille Brewster is an American journalist who works as a political reporter for NBC News.
Personal Life : Family and Education
- Shaquille Benjamin Brewster was born on January 6, 1993, in New York City.
- He was raised by his mother, Sandy Peters (née Riley). He has a stepfather, Sean Peters.
- Shaquille has a younger sister, Tracie Slade.
- He grew up in Stratford, Connecticut, and went to the Frank Scott Bunnell High School.
- After graduating from high school, Shaquille relocated to Washington DC, where he attended Howard University from 2010 to 2014. He graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. While at Howard University, he was the Student Affairs Director and the School of Communications Student Council. He was also the leader of the campus television network.
- During his time at Howard, Shaquille was awarded a scholarship prize by the White House Correspondents’ Association.
- After growing up in Connecticut and studying in Washington DC, Shaquille now lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Work : Career Income, Salary & Net Worth
- Shaquille started his career in Broadcast Journalism while still studying at Howard University. He was a production assistant intern at News 12 Connecticut from May 2011 to August 2011.
- He was then an intern on MSNBC for NBC Universal from May 2012 to August 2012.
- From 2011 to 2013, he was an executive producer for the WHUT Spotlight Network.
- From June 2013 to August 2013, Shaquille was a global news intern for the Associated Press.
- In February 2012, he joined Hearst Television, initially as a freelance associate producer until August 2013 and then as an associate producer from 2013 to 2014.
- In July 2014, Shaquille joined the team at NBC News. He was initially a Tim Russert Fellow there from July 2014 to July 2015.
- He was then an embed for the 2016 presidential campaign from July 2015 until August 2016.
- From September 2016 until February 2019, Shaquille was a producer from NBC News.
- Since February 2019, he has been a full-time political reporter for NBC News.
Interesting Facts, Height & Trivia :
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- Shaquille usually spends time around his birthday on a trip to the Caribbean, both because he loves to travel and because he hates the cold weather that is so normal in Chicago in the wintertime.
- During his last semester at Howard University, Shaquille would go to work at 2 am and then attend classes at 10 am right after his shift ended.
- Shaquille describes himself as a thrill seeker and is very passionate about extreme sports such as paragliding and skydiving. He also loves jumping off things for the sport.
- His career in politics was a product of his late grandmother’s influence on him. Alfreda Brewster was a civil rights activist and instilled this passion In her grandson when he was in high school.
- Shaquille is part of the ‘road warriors’ team for NBC News during the 2020 Presidential campaign. His team was primarily covering Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign.