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.
Central Valley school districts find new ways to serve meals to students this semester
Central Valley school districts are working overtime to make sure students get the meals they need this semester.
Tulare schools split students' virtual learning between morning, afternoon cohorts
Kids were put into either morning sessions from 8 am to 11 am or afternoon sessions that run from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Central Unified welcomes students back virtually
Roughly 16,000 students started classes virtually Wednesday morning in Central Unified, with teachers leading class from home.
School districts outline plans to keep virtual classrooms secure from hackers
Local districts are taking precautions, making sure inappropriate content and unwelcome guests stay out of the cyber classrooms.
Fresno City College starts school virtually, less than 5% of students report in person
The SCCCD's online portal where students access resources, including their classes and email, was down, causing some big headaches on the first day.
Clovis teen starts Art for Art fundraiser to support local theaters
When COVID-19 forced local theaters to lower the curtain on all performances, Stella Freeman wanted to do something.
School districts explain what virtual physical education will look like this year
As schools switch to online learning, some subjects will look very different --- including physical education.
Students start virtual back-to-school at Visalia high school
University Preparatory High School in Visalia is one of the first to welcome back their students virtually.
Bus drivers, custodians and other classified school staff will still work this academic year
As schools plan to reopen virtually, non-teaching staff members wonder what the future holds for their positions.
Pint for a Pint Blood Drive takes place this weekend
A pint of blood for a free pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream, but this year the need is even greater.
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