Shirley gets it – she’s been there and totally understands news talent and performance.
For three decades, she has coached hundreds of television/radio broadcasters, provided media training for corporate executives and helped clients improve public speaking skills.
Her background includes more than 10 years as a TV reporter/anchor. She started at KTVN-TV in Reno, Nevada, covering courts/cops. There she learned the thrill of scooping the competition. Next move, KTVK-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, where she continued covering major political and hard news stories. She later worked for Tribune Broadcasting/Chicago Tribune Newspaper in Washington, DC. Her position as coach/senior producer was a critical part of integrating print reporters into the broadcast world. Not only did she train some of the bureau’s highest-profile print/broadcast journalists, but also served as a key producer/coach for Tribune’s network of television stations around the country. While at the bureau, she covered major national and international stories including 9-11.