Shawna Thomas is an African-American Journalist currently working as an Executive Producer for CBS This Morning. Earlier, she had served as a Senior Producer and Washington Bureau Chief at the VICE News Company.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Shawna was born on July 10. She married Robert Fox, a Data Scientist, on April 25, 2015, in Houston, Texas. She and her husband met on the internet, chatting via Instant Messenger and Gchat!
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- From 1995-97, Shawn studied theatre in a performing and visual arts high school with the internationally famous singer and artist, Beyoncé.
- Thomas has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University from the year 1999 – 2002. Here she participated in the Generic Theatre Company.
- From 2004 to 2006, Shawna did her Master of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from University of Southern California.
- While pursuing her masters, she worked as a News 21 Fellow from May to August 2006.
Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :
- Shawna was a Government Relations Liaison at the National Meat Association, Washington D.C., from 2002 to 2004.
- From 2006 to 2016, Shawna worked with the NBC network. One of her initial positions was as a News Associate in the Greater NYC Area for a year, after which she worked as an Assignment Editor for the Political Desk at NBC.
- In May 2009, she took over the post of an Associate Producer & went on to become the Capitol Hill Producer in January 2010, moving to Washington D.C.
- In August 2011, Shawna started work as a White House Producer where she produced spots for the NBC correspondents to the White House.
- Later, she started as a Senior Producer and Senior Editor at NBC’s Meet the Press where she managed online strategy and organized interviews amongst other works.
- Until October 2019, Shawna worked as a DC Bureau Chief for VICE News Tonight on HBO & as a senior producer for VICE News Tonight, in Washington D.C. Metro Area. She had been with the online media broadcasting company since August 2016.
- From Nov 2019 to Nov 2020, Thomas worked as a Content Development Executive for a new mobile platform Quibi. Quibi helps develop primarily developing short-form news programming for NBC News, CBS News, and BBC.
Awards and Accolades :
- Received an Emmy award for “Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story in the Long Form.”
- Received an Emmy Nomination for “Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast” and “Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story in the Long Form.”
Fun Facts, Height and Trivia :
- Shawna was one of the very few NBC producers who covered the Guantanamo Bay terrorist trials.
- She likes basketball, softball, soccer and golf when it comes to sports.