Karissa Shatzer, a Harrisburg native, joined the 6 News team in February 2010 as a Blair County reporter.
She has wanted to be a news reporter ever since a sixth-grade fieldtrip to the Newseum. Once she started interning, Karissa fell in love with broadcasting even more.
Karissa interned at our bureau in State College, where she became a fill-in reporter before she went full-time. Before that, Karissa interned at abc27 News in Harrisburg.
She is a 2010 graduate of Penn State University, where she majored in broadcast journalism. While at Penn State, Karissa was an anchor/reporter, producer and director for ComRadio News. Karissa then turned her focus to television news, and was an anchor/reporter for the Centre County Report and Penn State Network Television News. She won first place in a Society of Professional Journalists competition and placed top-20 in a William Randolph Hearst Competition. Karissa also achieved Dean’s List status every semester.
Karissa’s favorite time of year is football season. She is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State fan. She also enjoys spending time with her family, eating, dancing and watching movies.E-mail Karissa at Karissa.Shatzer@wjactv.com.
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