Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New KSLA Anchor Coming From WCCB-TV in Charlotte, NC

The webmaster for Charlotte Television.com tells Arkansas TV News Shannon Royster is headed to KSLA, Shreveport, to fill the vacant anchor chair. At WCCB, Royster anchored the 10pm weekend newscasts. Below is here bio from foxcharlotte.com:

"Shannon Royster was born and raised in Akron, Ohio but calls Charlotte home.

You can catch Shannon anchoring the weekend 10 o'clock newscasts and reporting throughout the week.

Previously, she anchored the morning and noon shows at WTOC in Savannah, GA.

Shannon is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Kent State University. She worked as a radio news anchor and a production assistant before landing her first on-air position as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WICU in Erie, PA.

Shannon is happily married, and she's a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority."

20 Comments:

At 12:53 PM, October 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent. Big congrats to her. Good to see other minorities in this business doing well.

My only question. Why in the WORLD would anyone leave Charlotte for Shreveport? Must have been a heck of a deal. YUCK!

 
At 12:53 PM, October 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last paragraph says she's happily married. You don't know that for sure.

 
At 12:56 PM, October 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that the truth, 12:53. For all we know she could absolutely hate her husband.

 
At 1:08 PM, October 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a much better version of Jessica Morkert

 
At 1:15 PM, October 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"she's a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority"

I hear that Melinda mayo is a member of the National Association of White Journalists" and I her Robyn Richardson is a member of the National Make up society and put on club.

 
At 1:58 PM, October 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Referring to broadcast news readers as "journalists" of any kind, black or white, always cracks me up.

 
At 3:44 PM, October 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you think they got there? What is a journalist then?

 
At 10:22 PM, October 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She looks like Margret Preston!

 
At 1:16 PM, October 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Margret Preston. Great on air personality and a pleasure to work with in person.

 
At 12:41 PM, October 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the way some of you "Appalachian Americans" like to use race and put some controversial twist to what the woman's bio tells about her. The National Association of Black Journalists were formed because there were little and sometimes no diversity in the newsroom, whether it is TV or newspaper. This was used as a tool to let the general public know that there are talented writers that may get overlooked by the color of their skin (believe or not people still have those beliefs in 2006). Any organization with the word "Black" in the title doesn't mean exclusivity from other races. In fact, organizations like these were formed because blacks and other minorities were excluded out and there was no voice in their defense; thus creating something like the National Association of Black Journalists. Oh yeah, and by the way, newsflash, whites are in the NABJ; pass it on.

 
At 1:34 PM, October 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, if I form the National Assoc. of White Journalists you wouldn't be offended?

 
At 2:46 PM, October 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, as a matter of fact, technically you have one; it's called the SOPJ (Society of Professional Journalists). If the NAWJ helps meet minority needs and ensure diversity in the newsroom there would be no problem. Understand this though, there would not be a National Association of Black Journalists if there was equality in the first place. In actuality, your question is irrelevant. Until there is a systematic way of showing diversity and equality in the newsroom (and if Blacks make up of more than 50% of the US population), your question is null and void. I just wanted to answer it though LOL. Food for thought

 
At 1:23 AM, October 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So, if I form the National Assoc. of White Journalists you wouldn't be offended?"

every news organization and news shop is technically a white based group. take a good look at the journalists in the country, more specifically in NWA. now that Harriet Vaughan is gone, there's only Launa on air and there are only 2 black males as print journalists. KNWA will always hire their "token" hispanic and that's it. so, only 1 blk person for every 50 white employees.
u don't see anything wrong with that?

 
At 1:26 AM, October 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone notice something? y is it that every time a person of color on here is highlighted for getting a promotion, color ALWAYS comes up. but when someone white moves markets or is promoted, that's never mentioned. as if blacks are more "lucky" as opposed to skilled.
arkansas is soooo racist! always has and always will be. it makes sense that the racism continues. all of the hill billies are in-breeding. lol!

 
At 12:09 PM, October 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said...LMAO

 
At 8:45 AM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carl actually asked Shannon on her first night on the air why she would come to Shreveport from Charlotte. I found it odd that he would ask that, but I'd be willing to bet that it was not at all planned or scripted. That would be all Carl. Shannon's response was something like Shreveport reminds her of home (Akron), but with better weather. All extra funny, b/c of news that day that S'port-Bossier made top 10 list of dangerous cities.

 
At 1:15 AM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms. Royster is replacing a well loved and much appreciated local news personality, Michelle White. Ms. White apparently left her position to have more time to spend with her family and to mine the greener pastures of local advertising. God bless her.
As for Ms. Royster's motive for taking this job, it could be because she is no longer just a weekend anchor anymore. She is the week day co-anchor of newscasts at 5, 6, and 10P.M. Monday through Friday. Along with the greater exposure and responsibility probably comes a greater pay check. Here's hoping her new job is a blessing to her and that she is a blessing to her new community.

 
At 2:57 AM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Shannon at Fox Charlotte. We put together all of the Wrinkle Free Wednesday pieces, during her tenure. She was a fantastic storyteller, and a great friend. Congratulations Shannon. You deserve it.

 
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