Shaun Kraisman, a two-time Emmy-nominated television news anchor, reporter and host, joined the fastest growing national cable news network in the country, Newsmax TV, in January, 2020.
Based at the network’s New York City studio headquarters, Kraisman is currently the anchor for National Report, airing live every weekday morning reaching more than 80 million homes.
Prior to being hired by Newsmax, Kraisman was a weekday evening anchor in New Orleans from 2016 through 2019 at the NBC affiliate. During his time in the Big Easy, he received two regional Emmy nominations, both for “Best Newscast.”
Kraisman’s experience has taken him all over the country and around the globe. In November 2019, Kraisman had the privilege of travelling to Seoul, South Korea, teaching broadcast journalism for the Far East Journalism Conference, educating select high school seniors considering broadcast news as a career.
Prior to his work in New Orleans, Kraisman worked in Southwest Florida at the CBS affiliate as a morning and noon anchor in Fort Myers, FL.
Kraisman also worked in Dayton, Ohio, for several years as an evening anchor and host of 'Living Dayton', an hour-long live lifestyle show for the NBC affiliate .
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the College of Charleston and an Associate’s Degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting, he began his TV career on the ground floor, working for the CBS affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina, as a production assistant, audio director, photographer, news reporter, and fill-in traffic anchor.
While Kraisman has had serious news positions throughout his career, many may remember him from a much lighter moment, on the premiere of the 11th season of 'American Idol' on which he was dubbed “Ryan Seacrest’s Doppelgänger.”
Kraisman’s strong passion for connecting and engaging with people carries over to the stage. He was fortunate enough to work for the Miss America Organization as a four-time host for the Miss Illinois State competition. He also served as a guest judge for the Miss Capital City competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kraisman served as a presenter for the 2018 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards in Orlando, FL.
Kraisman has also been honored to emcee several events for charitable organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the National MS Society.
He resides in New York City.