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Sheba Turk

Reporter

Sheba Turk is honored and excited to jump into her new role as anchor for the Eyewitness Morning Early News.

Born and raised in Gentilly, Sheba graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Her pride and joy was musical theatre.

“I miss doing theatre, but now I get to be part of a live show again. It’s funny because, in many ways, they are very similar to me."

After high school, Sheba spent the first half of her college career studying creative writing at NYU.

“I have tried living other places, but I always seem to find my way back home. New Orleans is definitely in my bloodstream.”

Sheba came back home and graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in English and concentrations in creative writing and journalism. Her love of writing led her to the world of journalism.

In September 2011, just a few months after graduation, she joined WWL-TV as an associate producer for the morning news. She spent her extra time shadowing reporters, and when the traffic reporter position came open, she jumped at the opportunity to work in a position in front of the camera.

“I never imagined that I would have a chance to be a reporter at WWL-TV this early in my career. It is still a bit surreal to be a part of the show that defines mornings for so many in New Orleans,” she said.

When she’s not working, Sheba says she’s always on the hunt for a new Chinese or sushi restaurant. She also spends a lot of time with her dog.

“More than anything, I am grateful to be here. I look forward to updating my New Orleans friends with the information they need to know to start their morning off right.”

sturk@wwltv.com

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