Shayla is a California native and has lived in both the Bay Area and Southern California. She's excited to call Central Valley her new home!
Shayla previously worked at KOAA News 5 in Colorado Springs where she worked as a morning reporter. Before moving to Colorado, Shayla graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and an emphasis in Political Science. During her studies, Shayla interned at ABC30's sister station, KABC in Los Angeles. Through her internships, she had the unique opportunity to interview celebrities including Zac Efron, Hilary Swank, Lucy Hale, Nick Carter and Jesse McCartney. She also gained experience as a television newscast producer, reporter and anchor with Pepperdine's university station.
Shayla is a coffee enthusiast who loves exploring the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family. You'll see her reporting weekday mornings on ABC30.
Bullard Talent students prepare for opening night of 'Wonderland!'
A school musical production is helping one group of Fresno Unified students succeed both in and out of the classroom.
New bookstore to open in downtown Hanford
A local business owner is turning the page and opening a brand new bookstore in downtown Hanford.
Volunteers clean up the community in honor of MLK Day
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy of service, volunteers across Fresno pitched in to help clean up the community Monday.
Staff take steps to make obtaining textbooks easier for Fresno City College students
Students are starting a new semester at Fresno City College, and thanks to some changes, it's been much smoother sailing getting their hands on the books they need.
Former gang member teams up with Fresno Unified schools to help lead youth
Street Saints also provide mentorship, safe transportation and even conflict diffusion when necessary.
Fresno State students create pesticide safety videos in Hmong language
Fresno State students are using their skills to help a unique group of growers.
Fresno EOC program helps parents raise young kids
The free federally-funded program is for low-income families and helps any caregiver with kids under the age of three or pregnant women needing assistance.
$408 million Clovis Unified bond to be on March ballot
Clovis residents will see a new bond measure on the ballot this March. It's asking for hundreds of millions of dollars to help grow and maintain the school district.
Governor Gavin Newsom visits Fresno as part of California homelessness tour
Newsom also wants to add a new amendment on the November ballot, requiring cities and counties to have real plans of action to address the homeless issue.
YouthBuild Charter School offers high school diploma program
An innovative high school in Fresno is giving students a new way to obtain a diploma and learn a trade at the same time.