Shabnam Danesh

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Shabnam joined WMBD in January 2021 as a reporter and promoted to weekend anchor in May 2023.

Originally from Rhode Island, Shabnam came to Peoria from Washington D.C. 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.

If you have any concerns or story ideas, she can be reached at

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