Billie Jean Shaw Biography
Billie Jean Shaw is a well-known American Emmy-nominated and award-winning Journalist working for WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina as a news anchor since August 2021. There, she anchors WIS’ new talk show, Soda City Live at 3 pm, and WIS News at 4 pm and 5:30 pm. She has excelled in many roles including morning reporter, general assignment reporter, and fill-in anchor. She is known for her ability to easily connect with viewers.
While in Charlotte, she landed several exclusiveness including exclusive coverage of a week-long manhunt for an accused mass murderer in Chester, SC, the 2017 ambush and murder of a York County, SC detective, the election of Charlotte’s first female mayor, the FBI investigation into unlawful arrests made by the former Sheriff of Chester County, SC, and the death of South Carolina’s first black Chief Justice Earnest Finney.
In 2015, she was one of the first reporters to the scene of the tragic shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Just hours after the devastating crimes, she was the first to report the details surrounding the shooting before any local or national network. In an exclusive interview months later, she sat down with the adult survivors as they gave a chilling look back at the horrifying night. Billie Jean was the first reporter in 2016 to speak with the family and attorney of Keith Scott. Scott was fatally shown by a Charlotte-Mecklenberg police officer sparking several nights of protests. Also, she covered South Carolina’s historic 2015 floods, produced, and co-hosted a Millenial Town Hall during the 2016 elections, and landed exclusive one-on-one interviews with 2016 presidential candidates.
In 2017, her work was recognized by the South Carolina Senate by issuing a proclamation applauding her professionalism and service to the community. In 2019, she was selected by the South Carolina Education Association to receive the prestigious School Bell Award. The award is given to journalists who have made an outstanding impact in the community by reporting a positive role in public education. Following the Oscars Slap, Billie exclusively interviewed Chris Rock’s mother. Her interview aired on national and international outlets which gained a direct response from Will Smith. Billiw is a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Billie Jean Shaw Education
She received her education at Winthrop University where she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a minor in Marketing. During her stint there, she worked in Washington, DC covering political news on Capitol Hill and issues in the community.
Billie Jean Shaw Career
She is a news anchor working for WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina. She has been working at the station since August 2021. There, she anchors WIS’ new talk show, Soda City Live at 3 pm, and WIS News at 4 pm and 5: 30 pm. Moreover, she is the host of Awareness, The first African-American-themed and produced television news program in South Carolina which airs weekly on Sundays at 11 pm and 11:30 pm. Furthermore, she worked at WIS-TV as a reporter/MMJ from April 2015 to April 2017 and also from January 2013 to May 2013 as a news station intern. From August 2019 to June 2021, she was a Converge Media Instructor for Rock Hill School District.
Prior to working at WIS-TV, she worked at the NBC affiliate WCNC-TV as a reporter from April 2017 to June 2021. There, she covered breaking news, local politics, and enterprise pieces, and fill-in on the anchor desk when needed. From December 2013 to April 2015, she was a Digital Journalist/Assignment Editor for FOX46 Charlotte, WJZY-TV. There, she independently shot, wrote, and produced packages for 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts. She worked for Cliche Magazine as a TV Spokesperson from June 2013 to December 2013. She was a student at Washington Media Institute from May 2013 to August 2013. From May 2013 to August 2013, she was a media Intern at the United Press International.
Moreover, she was a writer/assistant editor for Roddey – McMillan Record from August 2010 to March 2013 at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. Billie was a radio intern at WRHI Radio Station from August 2012 to December 2012. From March 2012 to September 2012, she was a Communications Intern at The AIDS Institute. Also, she worked for CN2 News Station as a news station intern from August 2011 to December 2011. For five months, she was an Arts & Entertainment Producer for Winthrop Close Up from August 2011 to December 2011. Billie was a radio personality at WINR from August 2009 to May 2011.
Billie Jean Shaw Age
She was born on August 31, 1991. Thus she is 31 years old as of June 2023. Hence she celebrates her birthday on August 31st of every year.
Billie Jean Shaw Height
She stands at an approximate height of 5ft 5 inches (1.65m) tall.
Billie Jean Shaw Family
She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Billie has any siblings.
Billie Jean Shaw Husband
She is married to the love of her life Michael Andrew Perry II. But it is not known when they married. She and her husband are blessed with three daughters, Khari, Khaza, and Kharter Lior.
Billie Jean Shaw’s Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million which she has earned through being a successful news anchor.
Billie Jean Shaw’s Salary
She earns an annual salary approximately of $67,384.
Billie Jean Shaw WIS-TV
Billie works at WIS-TV where she works alongside other famous WIS-TV sports anchors, meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Rick Henry
- Drew Aunkst
- Jamal Goss
- Intisar Faulkner
- Hannah Cumler
- Dawndy Mercer Plank
- Judi Gatson
- Sam Bleiweis
- Greg Adaline