Shakari Briggs

Shakari Briggs

Digital Content Reporter/Multimedia Journalist

Moselle, MS

Shakari Briggs joined WDAM 7 in February 2018 as a digital content reporter and multimedia journalist.

The Dallas, TX native and Cowboys fan for life got her start in the industry at The Shreveport Times as a breaking news multimedia journalist covering everything from officer-involved shootings to criminal court cases and city council meetings.

She’s worked at small to medium-sized newspapers ever since she graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism from the highly acclaimed Grambling State University. Go Tigers! In 2017, she obtained her Master of Science in Radio-Television from Arkansas State University.

While working toward her degree, she snagged her first television job at WDAM’s sister station, KAIT-TV, as an associate producer. While she was there, she worked behind the scenes helping to put together the evening and weekend newscasts by editing videos, writing scripts and fill-in producing.

Most recently, Shakari worked as a freelance journalist at The Pine Bluff Commercial reporting on the issues that mattered most to the community with a heart of compassion. Shakari’s work as a freelancer earned her Associated Press and Arkansas Press Association awards.

Shakari has always had an infectious love of writing and being a voice for those who are silenced. She believes her job as a reporter allows her to meet people she wouldn’t otherwise come in contact with--- another reason why she loves what she does.

She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.

When she’s not tracking down a lead to a story, she’s being a homebody who loves to Netflix and chill. As an avid social media user, you can find her tweeting about the latest headlines and adding her colorful commentary during live tweets of her favorite shows.

Shakari is excited to explore the Pine Belt and all it has to offer, whether challenges or opportunities. If you have any suggestions on where she should visit, be sure to drop her a line. You can follow her on Twitter or on Facebook. She’d love to hear from you!

Recent Articles by Shakari

Richton police chief passes away

  Three candidates running for senator of district 34

  Sacred Heart junior earns perfect ACT score

  7 On The Road: LSD sets stage early for college, careers

‘Seeking Sister Wife’ stars accused of stalking

Mississippi Senate passes criminal justice reform bill

Bay Springs HS to host pep rally, parade to celebrate state title

Laurel man found unfit to stand trial for murder of co-worker

Fire destroys Shirley’s of Collins overnight

  Mom speaks out after son prevented from playing in championship game

  Police: 2 dead in McLain murder-suicide

Sheriff: Couple charged after selling drugs in front of 3-year-old

  Three indicted in murder of Mendenhall teen in Jasper Co.

  DJ Transit, Inc. expands services in Jasper Co.

  Greer’s Food Tiger closure raises concerns in Heidelberg

  Business makes donation to help Oak Grove Middle buy Chromebooks

Greer’s Food Tiger closes after serving Heidelberg community nearly 40 years

  West Jasper Consolidated School District building new middle school

Petal PD officer named in deadly officer-involved shooting lawsuit

Board of aldermen considering moving BayFest

  Foundation aims to raise awareness about childhood cancers

City announces passing of Laurel PD chief

  Jasper Co. to receive $3M to fund bridge project

HPD: Endangered/missing children located

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza shutters doors in Hattiesburg

Investigators: Deadly Hattiesburg fire caused by smoking

JCSD: Two men wanted in connection to armed robbery, assault

  Jury finds Aaron Jones guilty of first-degree murder

  #OneEarOut aims to get people tuned into life

Walmart employees draw crowds with Christmas tunes