Shaynah Ferreira joined the FOX 29 News team in August 2021 as a general assignment reporter and anchor.
Prior to joining FOX 29, Shaynah was an anchor/reporter at WTNH News 8, the ABC station in Hartford, CT, for almost two years. Her in-depth reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color earned her an Emmy nomination.
She began her TV career as an associate producer in her hometown at WJAR-TV in Providence, RI, before getting her on-air break at WSAV-TV, the NBC station in Savannah, GA. During her time in the Peach State, she covered the mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing, hurricanes Michael and Dorian and the trial of five Blood gang members accused of shooting and killing a Savannah State University student.
Shaynah earned her BS in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston. She also completed journalism course work in Havana, Cuba, where she served as an executive producer for the mini-documentary "Afro-Cuba Libre," a piece documenting racial tensions and inequities on the island.
Shaynah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She is multilingual, speaking Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole and Portuguese and hopes to use her language skills to tell the diverse stories of viewers across the Philadelphia area. When she’s not reporting the news, she loves to travel, try new restaurants, and spend time with her tight-knit family.
Start times for some schools in Deptford Township are changing to combat transportation woes sparked by a bus driver shortage.
Police say a Daniel Ruley, a 37-year-old SEPTA conductor and father of seven, was "ambushed and executed" on his front lawn in an apparent ambush. Detectives are investigating whether the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.
Thursday marks one year since Category 4 Hurricane Ida caused devastation and damage throughout the Delaware Valley as it moved across the East Coast. One South Jersey community is still working to rebuild as dozens of families remain displaced.
Police say three people are in the hospital after they were shot on an elementary school playground in Kensington early Wednesday morning. According to authorities, a bullet from the shooting struck a wall in the school's lobby.
In a special meeting, the School District of Philadelphia announced that two West Philadelphia charter schools will close, leaving families scrambling to find new enrollment options before the start of the school year on Monday.
Authorities say a dog attacked its owners in Hunting Park early Thursday morning, leaving a man in critical condition and a woman in stable condition. According to officials, family members used a baseball bat to try and get the dog to release its grip on its owner, but the dog did not let go until it was shot by police.
A bus traveling from New York City to Philadelphia overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday evening, leaving two people dead and three others seriously injured.
A new grocery store in North Philadelphia has opened up and it's working to provide residents with quality groceries in an area that was previously considered a food desert.
Authorities say five people were hurt and several cars were vandalized when three unruly swimmers became violent after being told to leave a Philadelphia pool.
Starbucks is closing 16 U.S. stores because of repeated safety issues, including drug use and other disruptive behaviors that threaten staff.