Shaun Chaiyabhat Biography
Shaun Chaiyabhat is an American new Reporter for WCVB5. He began his career in Illinois in 2000, where he worked behind the scenes at television stations before landing on-air at WICS-TV and later WCIA-TV. In 2006, he joined WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. Shaun joined the NewsCenter 5 team in 2016 from WKMG-TV in Orlando, Florida.
Shaun Chaiyabhat Age
Shaun is 32 years old as of 2019. He was born on April 23, 1981, in Bangkok, Thailand
Shaun Chaiyabhat Personal Life
He was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Shaun spends much of his free time with his family, who all reside in New England; Maine, Mass, and Rhode Island.
Shaun Chaiyabhat Education
He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield in Public Affairs Reporting and is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism.
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Shaun Chaiyabhat Career
Shaun began his career in Illinois in 2000, where he worked behind the scenes at television stations before landing on-air at WICS-TV and later WCIA-TV. In 2006, he joined WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. Shaun joined the NewsCenter 5 team in 2016 from WKMG-TV in Orlando, Florida.
Shaun Chaiyabhat brings you New England’s most talked-about stories, day and night. Shaun’s versatile reporting style spans from the light and uplifting to crime and politics. Telling stories with compassion is important to him — a mindset he keeps while reporting the most difficult events, such as Sandy Hook and the Marathon Bombings. Shaun’s work has included in-depth trial coverage from the cases of Aaron Hernandez, Baby Doe, Casey Anthony, and Trayvon Martin.
Shaun comes to WCVB from WKMG-TV CBS 6 in Orlando, FL where he has been a general assignment reporter for the past five years. Prior to WKMG, Shaun spent four years as a reporter at WREG-TV CBS 3 in Memphis, TN. While in Memphis, he worked uncovering corruption and crime and told stories about real people overcoming unthinkable acts and unbelievable odds.
He’s also worked as a reporter at WCIA-TV and WICS-TV, both in Springfield, IL. Shaun’s on-air career started with an internship at WICS covering politics and government at the state capitol. He covered the political antics of Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama’s race for the national stage. While at WCIA, he reported on everything from deadly tornados to faulty fire hydrants. During college, Shaun spent time as an intern at WMAQ-TV in Chicago, and as a video editor at WICD-TV in Springfield.
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Chaiyabhat is an American new Reporter at WCVB5.
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‘Groundhog Day’ features WKMG reporter
Published: FEB 02, 2016
On this Groundhog Day, we can’t help but think of the classic Bill Murray movie from 1993. There’s a local connection, which WKMG-Channel 6 noted Tuesday. The boy who falls from a tree in “Groundhog Day” is reporter Shaun Chaiyabhat. What does he remember? “The movie was filmed near my hometown, in Woodstock, Ill.,” he told me by email. “The role of Boy In Tree required a child who was able to do the stunt. The movie’s stunt coordinator held tryouts at the gym where I was training as a gymnast, and I won the part.
Chaiyabhat’s last day at CBS affiliate WKMG will be Feb. 18. He is moving to Boston to report for WCVB, the ABC affiliate. He has been at WKMG since 2010. And thank you, Shaun, for being part of movie history.