Shay joined the WHAS11 News team in July of 2015 as a multimedia journalist, thrilled to begin a new adventure telling the stories of Kentuckiana.

A Texas girl at heart, Shay calls Dallas home but grew up moving often, lucky enough to live on the beach, in the mountains and in Europe. It was during these moves that she learned to introduce herself quickly and ask questions often- two skills which were reinforced at the Missouri School of Journalism where she graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism- Television Reporting/Anchoring.

During her time at Mizzou she reported and anchored for KOMU 8 News, mid-Missouri's NBC affiliate. Shay covered a variety of stories ranging from a federal investigation, which dismantled a major drug, prostitution and firearm ring in mid-Missouri to a rodeo clown who gained national attention for his Obama mask.

Shay's favorite things include traveling to new places, spending time with her family in the mountains, her morning boot camp and watching documentaries. She can't wait to explore her new home and experience the famous Louisville food scene first hand.

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