Shaun Kraisman joined WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, LA as an evening anchor in 2016. During his time at WDSU, he's received two regional Emmy nominations, both for Best Evening Newscast. Shaun has covered a vast amount of national news stories from New Orleans. He was on the anchor desk when Congressman Steve Scalise was shot while practicing for a congressional baseball game. When the first woman was sworn into the Mayor's office in New Orleans, Shaun field anchored the historic inauguration. He was also on the anchor desk when New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner, Tom Benson, passed away, leading wall-to-wall coverage. Most recently, when Hurricane Barry made its way to land, Shaun was in the field, bringing viewers the latest information during wall-to-wall coverage throughout the storm. Shaun's dynamic range was able to be showcased by bringing hard-hitting news stories when needed, but also field anchoring major celebrated events like the Mardi Gras, Lundi Gras, and Allstate Sugar Bowl Parades, one of which aired nationally on ESPN-U.
Before making the trip over to The Big Easy, Shaun worked in southwest Florida for WINK, the CBS/CW affiliate, as a morning and noon anchor. He covered several high-profile stories including the brutal murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers, featured on “Nancy Grace,” the Club Blu Mass Shooting, and was the first to conduct a sit-down interview with President Donald Trump’s former butler.
Shaun also worked for WDTN, the NBC/CW affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, for several years as an evening anchor and host of “Living Dayton,” an hour-long live lifestyle show.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the College of Charleston and an Associate’s Degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting, Shaun began his TV career on the ground floor, working for WCSC, the CBS/FOX affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina as a production assistant, audio director, photographer, news reporter, and fill-in traffic anchor.
Though Shaun’s broadcasting career consists of serving local communities, he hit the national spotlight during the premiere of “American Idol”, season 11, as the, “Ryan Seacrest Doppelgänger.” From here, he appeared on a nationwide radio tour and in hundreds of publications including USA Today, E! News, and many others.
Shaun’s strong passion for connecting with, and, engaging 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. For many years, he took to the stage as the host for, “The Vegas Shows.”
Shaun served as a presenter for the 2018 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards Show in Orlando, FL.
Shaun 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.