Reading, Pop Culture, Science and Health, Cycling, Running, Fitness, News Junkie, Blogger, Facebook and Twitter Addict, Humour, Canadian pride of any kind, Dog Lover/Owner.
A passionate, witty communicator with a contagious zest for life, I am exemplary at relating ideas and soliciting opinion in an engaging, likeable and creative way. I have an infectious energy and sense of fun and I thrive in a pressure-filled environment! I cut to the chase. I am known for making a point without the frills at the same time taking nothing away from the issue.
I am extremely flexible as the fast-paced world of social and mass media is constantly changing, as does the news of the day! I’m a multi-tasker. I am organized. I have tireless enthusiasm for the truth but respect others for their varying views. I have an instinctive ability to listen and know what question to ask to expose more. I have a well-tuned BS detector. I am kind and considerate but not afraid to ask the questions on everyone’s mind.
I have extensive experience as a broadcast journalist in every media medium. I work well individually, with a partner and as a team member. I bring a wealth of life experience to an audience, making me compassionate, empathetic and likeable.AND I will make you laugh!
I am also a gadget junkie but am rare, as I still value face-to-face conversations with my neighbours rather than texting or Facebooking them!
Dec 2005 - Sep 2010
Talk Show Host - The Shauna Rae Show
Astral Media Radio London/Newstalk 1290 CJBK
·As solo host of a live two hour radio call-in show, conducted research, determined topics and contacted guests as an on-going “nose for news” drive to engage listeners.
·Created an unintimidated community conscience that attracted and engaged listeners.
·Discussed a wide variety of topics including the ills of the Canadian health care system with both the federal and provincial health ministers, chatted with environmental activist David Suzuki, and talked to a good Catholic girl that ended up living in the Playboy Mansion.
·Yearly host of the Radiothon for the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario – a day-long plea to listeners for hospital support. Completed emotional interviews with children and families about their experiences with the hospital creating community support and program momentum.
Dec 2005 - Aug 2010
Corus Radio London/All Stations
·Re-wrote stories from the newspaper, police releases, and media releases to make newscasts and stories “my own”.
·Conducted interviews with many members of the community, cut tape and wrote stories to keep company on cutting edge of news and information.
·Wrote and performed the first newscast after the terrorist bombings on Sept.11th, 2001.
·Reported on London City Council budget review and property tax increase to keep Londoners informed on ‘what they were in for’.
·Broke stories used by national newswire Broadcast News due to the strong relationships built with newsmakers.
·Produced for the Gord Harris Live show, coming up with show topics and booking guests.
·Co-hosted “The View from Venus” – a humourous show created by and for women that looked at the female perspective on everyday experiences.
·Researched, interviewed, wrote and performed mini documentaries on riding profiles for the 2001 federal and municipal elections, to help the community make more informed decisions.
·Developed and became first Vice President of the Social Committee for Corus Radio London to create a “team” environment and help co-workers get to know each other in non-work situations.
·Volunteered on the very first bilingual broadcast team for 2001 Canada Summer Games Radio; meeting volunteers and athletes from all over Canada.
Aug 2003 - Sep 2005
Morning Show Co-Host/Newscaster
CHUM Radio London/102.3 BOBFM
·Wrote and prepared show “bits” to ensure entertaining program content.
·As a news co-anchor, re-wrote and read stories to aid in fast-paced, tight news coverage.
·Performed extensive media relations within the community – visited staff at local offices for “Bob at Your Job”, emceed and made public appearances to let listeners put a face to the name and “get involved” as a fourth member of the morning show.
Sep 2004 - Jun 2005
Co-host of "daytime"
Rogers Community Television Cable 13
·Co-hosted live hour-long community-based program and learned how to draw stories from people by being genuine and real.
·Interviewed community representatives for a “local” feel to the program.
·Determined guest ideas and developed own segment ideas to add variety.
·Prepared daily 10-minute “host chat” on current and local events to make a true connection with the audience.
·Participated in and emceed “The Race to Save Lives” for Multi-Organ Transplant since 2002 as well as volunteer judge for “World Transplant Idol” for participants in the World Transplant Games held in London in 2005.
·Chosen to shiver with my co-host for the live coverage of the London Jaycees Santa Claus parade.
·Promoted the show through public appearances and emceeing duties increasing awareness in the show and community involvement.
Nov 2002 - Aug 2003
Standard Radio London/ All Stations
·As a reporter, covered all events including municipal council, all news conferences, conducted phone interviews, breaking several national stories and passing them on to sister station CFRB in Toronto to promote information sharing.
·Served as weekend and fill-in newscaster for all four stations - re-writing stories from newspaper, police wire, obtaining own interviews to build community contact relationships and to obtain current and breaking news.
·Prepared feature interviews for QKids Radiothon 2003 to encourage listeners to donate to a charitable cause (the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario).
Broadcast Industry Veteran
· Thirteen years of broadcast journalism experience covering every media medium.
· A passionate and proven talk show host for radio and television who continuously strives to be current on issues impacting the listening or viewing audience.
· Demonstrated knowledge of the broadcasting industry and an understanding and awareness of Canadian and International current and cultural affairs.
· Value and utilize various forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, and the web.
· Established an intelligent on-air personality known for educated opinions, compassion, and a quirky yet likeable sense of humour.
· Uncanny ability to put interview subjects at ease, relax and forget about the microphone and/or camera.
· With a contagious energy and sense of fun recognized for the ability to thrive and remain calm in a fast-paced, pressure-filled environment.