Shawn Yancy

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Shawn Yancy (born in Omaha, Nebraska) is a News Anchor for WTTG-TV, FOX 5 News[1] in Washington, DC. Yancy co-anchors FOX 5 News at 5pm & 10pm and contributes to the Newsedge @ 6 and 11pm. Yancy previously co-anchored FOX 5 Morning News from 5 to 7am. She joined the FOX 5 News team in September 2001. Her second day on the job became her first big story in Washington: The September 11th terrorist attacks.

Yancy was awarded a 2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for an investigative series on The Asbestos Problems inside the National Institutes of Health.[2] She was awarded an Emmy for "Outstanding News Anchor" in Washington in 2006.[3] She's also been honored with various Associated Press and Golden Quill awards for her reporting on breaking news.

Prior to joining Fox 5, Yancy was an anchor/reporter for WTAE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh and an anchor for WKJG-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Yancy had a small role as a news anchor in the 2006 film The Sentinel.


Yancy grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School.[citation needed]. Yancy graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Yancy is married to Marcus Wiseman (a former Ball State University football player himself).[4] They reside in Bethesda, Maryland. They have three sons. Their eldest son Anthony Young-Wiseman (20 October 1990) [5][6] plays Back_(disambiguation)#Sports for Duke football.


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  2. ^ RTNDA - Awards - 2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Winners
  3. ^ Capital Emmys - Emmy Awards
  4. ^ Anthony Young-Wiseman Hopes To Shine On Duke Football
  5. ^ Young Wiseam Duke Football Profile
  6. ^ 2012 Roster Duke University Football