Shawnette Wilson joined the FOX 29 News team in January 2007 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. She then went on to anchor the former FOX 29 Mid-Day News and after that FOX 29 Morning News. She can currently be seen Monday through Friday reporting for the 10 and 11 p.m. news.
Shawnette came to Philadelphia from the CBS station WBTV/WJZY in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she anchored the 10 o’clock weeknight news and reported for the station’s 11 p.m. newscast. She previously worked as a reporter and then anchor of the 6, 10 and 11 p.m. news at the ABC station WJCL in Savannah, Georgia. Shawnette also worked as an anchor/reporter for local cable news station PV3 in Westminster, Maryland. She spent about a year working as an assignment desk assistant at Fox5 in Atlanta Georgia between on-air jobs.
While in Philadelphia Shawnette has covered major breaking news and historic weather events, such as Superstorm Sandy. She has also been part of lead team coverage for the Phillies' 2008 World Series victory, the Pope's visit, the 2016 Democratic National Convention and the Philadelphia Eagles' historic 2018 Super Bowl victory.
Shawnette received Emmy nominations from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for two long-format enterprise stories on stranger danger/child abductions and sextortion involving children victimized and blackmailed by online predators over sexual images of the victim. She is most proud of producing long-format stories, like her series on the heroin epidemic affecting young people and pregnant women, and young convicted felons returning to society, to name a few.
The Baltimore, Maryland, native is a graduate of Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, in New York. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists. She loves working with young children and mentoring teens. She also writes poetry and loves musicals. Her favorite little people in the world are her two nieces and three nephews.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks.
The Riverton Police Department is issuing tickets to reward residents for doing the right thing.
Police say five people were shot Thursday afternoon in the city's Ogontz section.
Six Philadelphia police officers were shot in an active shooting situation in North Philly. Police say officers "had to escape through windows and doors to get (away) from a barrage of bullets."
A Delaware County man was seriously hurt after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while landscaping in Media, Pa.
Delaware health officials are sending a reminder that dogs are prohibited at outside dining establishments. They say service dogs are the exception but not therapy dogs.
A local hairstylist is helping out women and girls dealing with hair loss.
A 6-year-old girl started a lemonade stand to raise money for a retired Reading K9 officer's medical bills.
People gathered Monday night in an effort to help make their community safer as National Night Out kicked off in Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Police hope you can help them identify a group of men wanted in connection with an assault in Spring Garden.