MASTER OF CEREMONIES
WCVB Channel 5 Boston
Shayna Seymour, Emmy winning journalist, is co-anchor of WCVB’s award-winning nightly newsmagazine, Chronicle. She was previously a reporter, producer and occasional anchor for Chronicle and co-anchor of WCVB’s weekend EyeOpener newscast.
Since her arrival at the station in April 2006, Seymour has been nominated for several local Emmy Awards and was awarded an Emmy in 2015 as co-host of WCVB’s telecast of the annual “Holiday Lights” tree lighting event. She has had the opportunity to interview many celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
Prior to joining WCVB, Seymour was anchor of the morning and noon newscasts as well as general assignment reporter at WGGB-TV, Springfield. While at this ABC affiliate, Seymour honed her reporting skills covering breaking news events, education and health issues. Seymour co-hosted the MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon for WGGB. Seymour launched her broadcast career at WSTM-TV in Syracuse, NY. Prior to that, she was employed in the corporate world.
A native of Amherst, Massachusetts, Seymour received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Spelman College and Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. Seymour has been recognized as a “stylish Bostonian” by both the Boston Globe and the Improper Bostonian, even gracing the cover of the latter. She currently resides outside of Boston with her husband and two children.