Delaware reporter Shana O'Malley had a busy start reporting for WHYY. Her first month of work began with Hurricane Sandy coverage at the Delaware Beaches, followed by the 2012 election and an interview with Vice President Joe Biden at Return Day.
She covered the lively debates on gun control and equal rights at Legislative Hall in Dover, and one of her most memorable assignments was the passage and signing of the same-sex marriage bill.
The Cleveland native is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she worked for three years as afternoon news anchor for WATH/WXTQ radio. She interned at Fox News in Washington, D.C., and Fox 8 in Cleveland before landing her first job as weekend anchor for WABG-TV in the Mississippi Delta.
When she's not chasing Delaware's hot topics, Shana enjoys weekend getaways (especially NYC), gardening, spoiling her two dogs, worshiping the sun at Rehoboth Beach and cheering for the UD Blue Hens and the OU Bobcats.
She's in the midst of planning her wedding to her fiancé, Jimmy Smith.