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 say a man accused of firing into a crowd has died after being shot by officers in Kensington.
Homicide detectives in Delaware County are investigating after a man was found shot and killed in a parking lot Wednesday morning.
A mother says a Camden County daycare worker tried to kill her 1-year-old son. The worker has been charged with attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child.
A Camden County daycare worker is facing serious charges, including attempted murder, after prosecutors say she was captured on video physically abusing two 1-year-olds in her care.
A fleet of local first responders who spent over two weeks aiding recovery efforts at the site of a condo collapse in Surfside, Florida returned home on Friday.
A young boy is in the hospital after Philadelphia police say he was struck by a pickup truck as he rode his bike in South Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.
Talk about insult to injury in Philadelphia, especially when all they’re trying to do is get their trash taken away. Not only has trash pickup been delayed, but some residents have received tickets for having trash outside.
Residents of Mt. Laurel are demanding answers, days after video showed a man on a racist rant directed at a neighbor. They claim the kind of harassment has been going on for years.
Police are investigating the incident of a 10-year-old girl who officials say accidentally shot herself after getting hold of an un-secure gun.
Surveillance cameras show three men robbing a Gloucester Township unit and leaving with several ATV's and other vehicles.