Shaunya Chavis is an Emmy Award winning television journalist. Shaunya is currently an on-air contributor for The Dish on 11Alive Today and fill-in host for the Atlanta & Company TV show on the Atlanta NBC affiliate 11Alive.
She also served as the principle host and executive producer for Atlanta's only entertainment news-magazine show called THE CHAT ROOM that launched on WXIA-TV in May 2011. The show was produced and owned by Shaunya' s television production company, MEDIA MIRACLES Inc. Shaunya is also the principle anchor for the newsmagazine program called Fulton Today on FGTV (Fulton Government Television) in Atlanta, and a freelance host for Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Shaunya has had a distinguished career in television news and has served as anchor and reporter in several network-affiliate television stations in the country including Macon, Georgia; Florence/Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; and Atlanta, Georgia. Shaunya was also the weekend anchor, and principle weekday fill-in anchor at WSB-TV/Atlanta.
Shaunya is the recipient of several industry awards including a number of regional Emmys. She is a member of numerous industry and civic and organizations including the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and Delta Sigma Theta
Shaunya has served as media trainer for various law enforcement agencies, and for the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. She is often called on to serve as keynote speaker for community, church, and industry events. Shaunya is a member of the Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral and a volunteer with its Media Ministry.
Shaunya is a graduate of the University of West Georgia where she majored in Mass Communications, and was crowned school homecoming queen. The University has honored Shaunya with its Outstanding Young Alumni Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award.