Shawn Yancy Biography, Age, Family, career And Net Worth

Shawn Yancy Biography

Shawn Yancy is a renown News Anchor who is working for WTTG-TV, FOX 5 News in Washington, DC. She joined the FOX 5 News team in September 2001.

Her second day on the job became her first big story in Washington: The September 11th terrorist attacks.

Shawn Yancy Age

She was born on October 12, 1987, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. She is currently thirty-one years of age as of 2018.

Shawn Yancy Height

Shawn has a perfect combination of good looks and talent. The timeless beauty Shawn has an implausible talent which just gets better with time. Standing at 5 feet 8 inches, she is exquisitely gorgeous with evergreen looks, impressive personality, and scintillating appearance.

Shawn Yancy Education

She is a graduate of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. Shawn later attended Ball State University from where graduated with a degree in Telecommunication. While studying at the university, she was also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Shawn Yancy Family

Shawn is happily married to former football player husband Marcus Wiseman for nearly three decades. After years of a romantic relationship and secret affair, the pair tied the knot in a small ceremony in 1993.

Together, the couple has three sons, Anthony Young-Wiseman, Tyson Wiseman, and Jackson Wiseman. Their elder son, Anthony (born 10 October 1990), is an American football safety who joined Duke Blue Devils football in 2009.

Shawn’s husband Marcus coached Anthony in youth football, and her broadcasting field also came in handy for their elder son. She created a highlight reel for Anthony and distributed a video-package to recruiters.
Their youngest son Jackson appeared in FOX 5 News with his mother during ‘Redskins Game Time’ in October 2014. Unfortunately, Shawn and Marcus’ middle son, Tyson, suffered Asperger’s Syndrome. The couple appreciates their son and addresses that Tyson’s autism spectrum is a gift rather than a disability. The family resides in Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America.

Shawn Yancy
Shawn Yancy

Shawn Yancy career

Her passion for becoming a broadcasting journalist began when she was in third grade. Shawn Yancy has worked with some of the biggest news stations in the world in her career.

She was hired by Fox 5 News in the September of 2001 and coincidentally, right on the second day of her job at the station, she was assigned to be a part of coverage team during the September 11 terrorist attacks.

This could be counted as one of the highlights of her career. Because of her incredible skills in anchoring and reporting, she won the 2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards for an investigative series that Yancy had worked on – The Asbestos Problems inside the National Institute of Health. In 2006, she was also honored with the prestigious Emmy Award for “Outstanding News Anchor” in Washington.


One of the biggest stories she shared came on my second day on the job at FOX 5: the September 11th terrorist attacks. When asked, she said, ” It’s a day, like many Washingtonians, that I’ll never forget. I still marvel at the resilience and sense of community that Washingtonians shared in the days, weeks and months that followed. To this day, it makes me proud to be a part of this community.”

Yancy is currently working as a news anchor for Fox 5 news stationed at Washington, D.C. and is also responsible for co-anchoring the Fox News at 5om and 10 pm. She is also a contributor to the Newedge at 6 and 11 pm.

Yancy appeared in a brief role in the character of a News Anchor in the 2006 movie The Sentinel.

Shawn Yancy Net Worth

Shawn summons her net worth from her career as an American broadcast journalist. As per Glassdoor, the annual salary for the reporter of WTTG-TV FOX 5 ranges between the amount of $87,449 to $94,757. Shawn, who is working on WTTG-TV FOX 5 as a TV News Anchor since 2001, is drawing some fruitful amount of payrolls.

Shawn Yancy Awards

Yancy, in her career, has been awarded numerous other awards including multiple Associated Press and Golden Quill Awards for the perfection that she demonstrated while in-front of the camera. She has also worked for an ABC affiliate stationed at Pittsburgh, WTAE-TV as an anchor and reporter and was also a part of an NBC affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana, WKJG-TV’s team of anchors.

Shawn Yancy Philanthropy

She is also the founder of the events support organization, Girls Night Out by Shawn Yancy Charity. Shawn’s charity organization empowers and promote the well being of children and women.