Morning Anchor/Producer, WAGM This Morning
Shawn is the Morning Anchor/Reporter for WAGM This Morning. In 2011, Shawn was honored to become the TV Host of a new public affairs program airing on WAGM-TV and partnered with Cary Medical Center called “Healthy Hearts, Healthy Community” with Shawn Cunningham. The program was made possible by a grant from the AstroZeneca Healthcare Foundation. In 2012, Shawn and the tv program were honored with a Communicator Award for Outstanding Medical/Health series. Also in 2012, Shawn was excited to learn she was the recipient of two Maine Association of Broadcaster’s Awards in Journalism, her fourth and fifth. In 2010, she was awarded the prestigious Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Foundation’s National Health Media Fellowship. Shawn is the Host/Producer of AM Chats with Shawn Cunningham and a new national public affairs program for the web called “Shared Conversations with Shawn Cunningham.”
Since joining WAGM, she has received numerous awards including the Aegis Media Awards, three Maine Association of Broadcasters, Telly Awards, Ava Awards and Communicator Awards. Shawn has also won awards from the National Federation of Press Women. Some of Shawn's stories have appeared on CBS Newspath, Maine Public Broadcasting and CNN Network.
Shawn is a Past President of the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women and was three times named by the organization as Maine Young Career Woman of the Year including 2012. Add a fourth to that. She received the award again in Spring 2014. Shawn represented Maine at the National Young Career Women’s Conference in Peabody, MA and participated in a national young career women’s roundtable. In May 2012, She was honored as a Young Career Woman of the Year for the National Association of Professional Women and attended their national career networking conference in New York City.
Shawn is currently involved with several community service projects in Northern Maine including Board Memberships of the PI Chamber of Commerce, Momentum Aroostook and the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club. She is also a committee chair for the PI Kiwanis Club, Caribou BPW and Team WAGM for the Aroostook County Branch of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Walk for Care.
Shawn has the distinction of being included in several outstanding registries including Marquis Who’s Who Among Outstanding Professional Women, Biltmore Who’s Who In America and Black America’s Who’s Who. Shawn also belongs to many professional organizations including Business and Professional Women’s Clubs/USA, RTNDA, NABJ, SPJ and the National Federation of Press Women.