Shawn Cabbagestalk

Shawn Cabbagestalk

Shawn Cabbagestalk came to NewsChannel 6 by way of our sister station, WCBD-TV, in Charleston, South Carolina. He's currently the Aiken County Bureau Chief/South Carolina Reporter for WJBF. He primarily covers stories in Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, Saluda, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Allendale Counties.

Over a career that has spanned nearly a decade, Shawn has helped shape coverage of national headline-making stories in the Charleston-market including the Charleston Church Shooting, the Walter Scott case, and Hurricane Matthew.
 
At WCBD-TV, Shawn fulfilled just about every responsibility in the newsroom. He started off as a production technician then he was promoted to photojournalist, producer, assignment editor, and finally digital content manager.
 
As a photojournalist, Shawn received a South Carolina Broadcasters Association scholarship to attended a week-long seminar for television reporters at the Poynter Institute of Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He was the only photographer in a room of reporters/anchors from newsrooms worldwide learning better storytelling techniques and how to expand viewer reach with emerging technology.
 
Being diverse, Shawn has print and multimedia skills as well after serving as a freelance web editor at his hometown newspaper, The Manning Times.
 
Shawn also had the opportunity to work in radio at WXST, Star 99.7. There, he learned the inner workings of the radio business after training with one of the most identifiable voices in the urban adult contemporary genre in the Charleston, South Carolina market, Tessa Spencer-Adams.
 
Shawn frequently volunteers. He has volunteered with Lowcountry AIDS Services, the annual “Birthday Party for a Jesus,” outreach event hosted by Without Walls Ministry & Hope Assembly of God, as well as various Charleston-area “Convoy of Hope” initiatives.
 
Shawn majored in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology at the University of South Carolina. During his time at USC, Shawn received his start in broadcast television working as a master control operator at WBHQ-TV, the former WB television station in the Columbia area.

He enjoying networking, mentoring and serving opportunities.

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