Biography Profile / Wiki Information
- Shawna Thomas is an American Journalist, Senior Producer and Washington Bureau Chief at the VICE News Company.
Personal Life & Family Background :
- Shawna was born on the 10th of July. 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!
Qualifications & Education :
- 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.
Job, Salary & 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 ther initial positions was as a News Associate in the Greater NYC Area for an year, after which she worked as an Assignment Editor for 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 off as a Senior Producer and Senior Editor at NBC’s Meet the Press where she managed online strategy and organized interviews amongst other works.
- As of 2018, Shawna works as a DC Bureau Chief on HBO channel for VICE News & as a senior producer for VICE News Tonight, in Washington D.C. Metro Area. She has been with the online media broadcasting company since August 2016 till present.
Awards & 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 & Trivia :
- She 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.