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Shayna Seymour Carr, Award Winning TV Personality

February 2016

Shayna SeymourSpelman alumna Shayna Seymour Carr, C'98, is a reporter, producer and on-air personality for WCVB-TV's award-winning nightly newsmagazine, "Chronicle." Since her arrival at the station in April 2006, Seymour has been nominated for seven local Emmy Awards and recently received another honor at the 38th Annual New England Emmy Awards. 

Seymour has interviewed many celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres. In addition to her work for Chronicle, Seymour can be seen filling in on the weekend Eyeopener on NewsCenter 5 and can be heard every Monday afternoon on Lowell's 980 WCAP-AM.

Prior to joining WCVB, Seymour was anchor of the morning and noon newscasts as well as general assignment reporter at WGGB-TV, Springfield. While at the ABC affiliate, Seymour honed her reportorial skills covering breaking news events, education and health issues. Seymour produced and reported an on-going series of interviews with renowned comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby that exposed his efforts to educate and make a difference in the lives of minority students, including four Springfield area youths whose college education is funded by Cosby. She also co-hosted the MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon for WGGB.

Seymour launched her broadcast career at WSTM-TV in Syracuse, NY. Prior to that, she was employed in the corporate world.

A native of Amherst, Massachusetts, Seymour received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Spelman and Master of Science degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. Seymour has been recognized as a "stylish Bostonian" by both the Boston Globe and the Improper Bostonian, even gracing the cover of the latter. She currently resides outside of Boston with her husband and two children.

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