Janet Shamlian

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Janet Shamlian
Janet Shamlian in London at Buckingham Palace for NBC's Today Show in June 2011
Born Oak Park, Illinois
Education University of Missouri
Occupation Journalist; Correspondent
Employer NBC News

Janet Shamlian (born May 14, 1962) is a correspondent for NBC News and reports for The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Janet Shamlian grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, a Chicago suburb best known as the home town of Hillary Clinton. Shamlian graduated from Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, and received a bachelor's in journalism, from the Missouri School of Journalism, where she was the commencement speaker in 2016.

Professional career[edit]

Before joining NBC News, Shamlian was a stay at home mom to five children. Before having a family, she worked as a reporter at WBBM-TV in Chicago, KHOU-TV and KPRC-TV, both in Houston, and WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In October, 2016, Shamlian interviewed Arianne Zucker, the actress who Donald Trump made suggestive comments about in an Access Hollywood video recorded in 2005. Also in 2016, she reported from the scene of the Orlando nightclub shooting and from France, just hours after the 2016 Nice attack, where she was vacationing with her family. Previously, she has reported on national and international events for NBC, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. In 2007, Shamlian conducted the first evening network broadcast interview with Michelle Obama, the wife of then presidential candidate Barack Obama, on the NBC Nightly News.

Personal life[edit]

Shamlian lives in Houston with her husband and children. She was a competitive figure skater as a teen[1] and has covered the sport for NBC News. She is of Armenian and Irish descent.


  1. ^ Nidetz, Steve (February 4, 1994). "Networks Make Sure We'll All Get Our Fill of Figure Skating". The Chicago Tribune. 

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