Shabnam Danesh


Shabnam joined WMBD in January 2021 as a reporter.

Originally from Rhode Island, Shabnam came to Peoria from Washington, DC after graduating from American University with her master’s in journalism and public affairs. Prior to journalism, she was a criminal justice researcher and legal administrator. She also holds a master’s in criminal justice, bachelor’s in psychology, and paralegal certificate.

She loves animals, the beach, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and a good cup of coffee.

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