About

me

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.

Education


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

CLIPS:

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

Columns:

A Brand New Start of It

The Best Snowman

So You Want To Be A Reporter? 

 

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