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.
Surveillance video from inside one of two nail salons that were robbed over the weekend shows two men - dressed in what was originally described as Muslim women's garb - robbing the salon at gunpoint.
A raging blaze spread through a number of business and apartments last week, displacing at least 90 residents as it burned an entire city block in a Chester County town.
For 20 years, a memorial garden in Delaware County has been serving as a place of remembrance and grieving for parents of murdered children. But, now one grieving mother needs help in restoring the garden to honor the son she lost.
It has been one month since deadly floods devastated parts of Bucks County and, as residents are still trying to pick up the pieces, they are worried it could happen again.
Three days after a deadly shooting following a traffic stop in Kensington, Philadelphia Police identify the officer involved as the victim's family says they are still waiting for answers.
A vigil was held in Kensington for 27-year-old Eddie Irizarry, shot and killed by Philadelphia police during a traffic stop Monday that quickly turned deadly.
Wildfires have been torching the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii for days, wiping it to rubble. 55 people are confirmed dead and 1,000 are reported missing. One local family is trying to help their family impacted in Hawaii.
A spokesperson for SEPTA said the trolley was out of service when it rolled from the trolley yard into the building with a mechanic on board.
A 25-year-old man is dead and two other men are hospitalized after someone opened fire in the Olney section of the city.
A 32-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl are in the hospital after being shot in West Philadelphia, police say.