Shayla Girardin comes to KOAA News 5 from California where she graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in Political Science. You'll see her reporting weekday mornings on News 5 Today.
During her studies, Shayla gained experience as a television newscast producer, reporter and anchor with the university station and the local ABC affiliate. She had the unique opportunity to interview celebrities including Zac Efron, Hilary Swank, Lucy Hale, Nick Carter and Jesse McCartney.
She's passionate about capturing and sharing stories while spreading a message of hope through journalism.
Shayla is an unabashed coffee enthusiast who loves exploring the outdoors and traveling.