Hi, I’m Tina Tyus-Shaw. I have called Savannah and WSAV-TV my home since 1992. I was born in Griffin, Georgia and wanted to be a Television Broadcaster at an early age. I graduated from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Speech, Communication and Theater.
After graduating from college I worked for television and radio stations in Macon, The Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Columbus, Georgia.
In April 1992, I was offered the opportunity to work at WSAV as a Reporter /Weekend Anchor. I joined the Weekday Anchor Team in September 1995. It was a thrill covering education and breaking stories live from the field during evening newscasts.
I have had the opportunity to cover and be a part of some memorable stories. In 1996, I was chosen as a Savannah torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch Run across Georgia, continuing my family Olympic tradition started by my Aunt, Wyomia Tyus, a two-time 100 meter gold medalist in 1964 and 1968.
I get a thrill out of helping people better their lives. I’m most proud of our Buddy Check 3 Breast Cancer Awareness Program. Early Detection is key and by getting you to join me on the third of each month to do the breast self exam I know we’re helping save lives. Together we can make a difference.
I’m married to a wonderful man, James. We have a great life together and are blessed to share four beautiful children.
I work with an incredible group of people here at WSAV, and I’m glad I made the choice to work in this charming city.
Thanks for making WSAV your choice for News. I’ll see you week nights at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00. If you want to chat send me an e-mail.