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Bridget Shanahan
Worked at Hearst Television
Attended Eastern Illinois University
Lives in Essex Junction, Vermont
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  • Hearst Television
    Evening Anchor/Reporter
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Anchor/reporter at WPTZ News covering local news in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire.
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Bridget Shanahan is always looking for a new adventure and loves being outdoors. You’ll probably find her out and about hiking, skiing, camping or just exploring different towns throughout the area. So, naturally she is a perfect fit for the Champlain Valley. “I love being in the Northeast, nestled between the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains because I can enjoy everything Lake Champlain has to offer,” Bridget says.

Bridget grew up in Mokena, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

She began her career at KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls, Idaho, as a reporter and was quickly promoted to weekend anchor.

After that, she moved on to the Post-Register. While helping to launch the Eastern Idaho newspaper’s multi-media platform, Bridget shot, wrote and edited stories for the paper’s website and also wrote print stories.

After her brief stint with print, she went on to WICD-TV in Champaign, Illinois, where she anchored the morning and midday newscasts.

Bridget joined the WPTZ/WNNE news team in January 2011. She is the 5:30 Now anchor.

She’d love to hear from you! Send her your story ideas, news tips or just say hi to her on Facebook and Twitter. Search @bridgetshanahan on Twitter to find her. Or drop her an email at bshanahan@hearst.com.



Read more: http://www.wptz.com/WPTZ-5-30-Now-Anchor-Reporter/-/8870596/9235632/-/57r8n2/-/index.html#ixzz2dHrqJDy2
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  • Eastern Illinois University
    2004
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