Shaye Weaver

A writer, reporter and photographer working in Manhattan.

Work Experience

DNAinfo New York – Upper East Side, Murray Hill, Midtown East, N.Y.

Reporter/Producer (June 2015 – Present)

  • Responsible for pitching and producing multiple stories per day on numerous topics, including crime and breaking news, government, education, real estate and business.
  • Cultivates sources and uses the web and social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to generate story ideas and connect with readers.
  • Serves as an editor on the news desk as needed.

The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press – Southampton, N.Y.

Reporter (January 2011 – June 2015)

  • Awarded first place for spot news coverage and feature photography by the New York Press Association.
  • Covered multiple beats as a general assignment reporter, including feature stories and arts coverage.
  • Responsible for producing nearly all news coverage at The East Hampton Press, fostering relationships with sources and government officials, pitching story ideas and contributing to special projects.

Southern Distinction – Athens, Ga.

Editorial Intern (April 2010 – November 2010)

  •  Worked directly with publisher to obtain new advertisers and subscribers.
  • Wrote editorials, articles and profiles about local businesses in Athens, Ga.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. December 2010

Major in Publication Management; minor in English; GPA 3.8/4.0

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Writer for UGAzine Spring 2010; Editorial Board Fall 2010

Previous studies Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.

  • Writer for Talon Magazine; Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Eta Sigma


UES Man Tortured Roommate’s Cat While She Was At Work, Authorities Say

Family Sues UES Funeral Parlor After Ashes Get Lost in the Mail

Boardy Barn Bravery, a first-hand, sober account of the beer pit

Fisherman Lost At Sea & Fisherman Jump | See it on 27east.com First Place for Spot News at the New York Press Association for 2013

Trading It All For A Field of Dreams  Third Place for Coverage of Agriculture at the New York Press Association for 2013

Dark Elegy Sculpture Finds New Home In Montauk? & Dark Elegy Jump | See it on 27east.com First Place for Feature Photo at the New York Press Association for 2014


Homeless in the Hamptons & Homeless in the Hamptons Jump | See it on 27east.com

Elderly Section 8 Residents Struggle With Mold & Seniors With Mold Jump | See it on 27east.com


A Brand New Start of It

The Best Snowman

So You Want To Be A Reporter? 


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