“My second day on the job in Washington was 9/11. I was pulling into the parking lot, listening to news radio, and they announced a plane had hit the Pentagon. I came in, and my news director said, ‘Yancy, your week of getting to know the ropes around here is over. Get in a truck with a photographer, and go to the Pentagon.’”
Reporting live that night from the Pentagon, Shawn Yancy embarked on what she describes as the most emotional week of her career.
“I love breaking news when there are no scripts, and we’re just talking. It was a horrible day, but a great moment to be a journalist.”
WTTG-TV FOX5 DC
Class of 1988