“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.”

Shawn Yancy
News Anchor
Class of 1988