Shawn Yancy left FOX 5 exactly 19 years after she started at the D.C.-based TV station. 

“It was not an easy decision, but a decision that I made alone with my family’s support…to start an exciting new chapter in my life,” she said.

According to FOX 5, Yancy grew up in the Midwest and earned a degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University.  She spent her first year after college anchoring the news for a country radio station before eventually going to anchor and report at television stations in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before joining FOX 5.

Yancy’s first story assignment at FOX 5 was covering the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the Pentagon. A year later, she covered the D.C. sniper attacks. Other stories she’s covered include Hurricane Isabel, the inauguration of Barack Obama and many D.C. sports championships.She said some of her proudest journalistic moments include earning an Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigative series on asbestos and the National Institutes of Health and earning and Emmy Award for Outstanding News Anchor in D.C.

“I want to thank the FOX 5 management team and my wonderful colleagues,” Yancy said. “It’s truly been an honor to work with some of the best journalists and best story tellers in town. I will miss you all.”

Of note, about a month ago, Allison Seymour left FOX 5 after 21 years at the D.C.-based TV station

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6 Responses

  1. Donald Lewis

    Hate to see either one leave. They really seem to be great partnered up with their colleagues. Especially Shawn and Jim and Allison and Steve. Shawn always smiling and dress to a tee. Miss y’all and hopefully as this door closes a better one opens. Hopefully it was only y’all decisions to leave. God bless y’all doing these times.

  2. Vadonia Mallory

    Fox 5 news seems to be changing the diversity of the show and that is sad. It was one of the best news show but it has become boring and uninterested.

  3. Rhonda

    A spell check comment. ‘Pittsburg’ without an ‘h’ is in Kansas. ‘Pittsburgh’ with an ‘h’ is in Pennsylvania.

  4. Imani

    I guess you have to sleep with everybody to stay on Fox five and this is something that Allison and Shawn did not do… SMH…. There’s something sneaky about Angie golf and I can’t put my finger on it, but always know, What you do in the dark will come out in the light! Shawn and Allison will be missed dearly!


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