MILWAUKEE – Shannon Sims will be adding to her anchoring duties at WTMJ-TV (“TODAY’S TMJ4”), the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee. In addition to her current weekday newscasts at 4pm and 6pm with coanchor Charles Benson, Sims will co-anchor the 10pm newscast with Steve Chamraz starting January 6.
Sims has been with TMJ4 since 2013 when she joined the station as a weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter. Her reporting and anchoring have been recognized with several notable awards throughout her career, including multiple Milwaukee Press Club awards and a recent Emmy win for the station’s multi-platform coverage of Wisconsin’s drunk driving epidemic. Sims gained statewide recognition for moderating the 2018 Wisconsin Gubernatorial and Wisconsin US Senate debates along with Charles Benson and WUWM’s Mitch Teich. Sims and Benson also hosted the public affairs program “414-Ward” on TMJ4.
Outside of work, Sims is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as the Wisconsin Black Media Association. She is deeply involved in the Milwaukee community and valuesthe opportunity to connect more with her expanded anchor role. According to Sims, “Milwaukee welcomed me when I arrived, and this is truly home now. I am honored to help lead the team at the legacy station in the city.”
According to Jeff Kiernan, senior director of local content at TMJ4, “Shannon is a key member of the TMJ4 team. She is an excellent journalist and a passionate advocate for the Milwaukee community. I am proud of her growth here at the station.”
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