Who is Janet Shamlian?
Janet Shamlian is an American television journalist. She works as a CBS News correspondent who contributes to CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News.
Shamlian joined CBS News as a reporter based in Houston in July 2019. She has so far covered the California fires for the station as well as the El Paso Walmart and Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting sprees.
Janet Shamlian Was Born in Illinois
Shamlian is currently 61 years old. She was born on May 14, 1962, in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois.
Janet Shamlian Studied Journalism
Shamlian received her high school diploma from Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. She subsequently received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism, where she delivered the 2016 commencement speech.
Janet Shamlian and Her Husband Have Five Children
Shamlian lives in Houston with her husband, LeRoy Melcher III, and has 5 children. LeRoy is a Texas-based real estate lawyer and businessman. She joked that the only reason they met was because she was always working.
Soon after getting married, they made the decision to relocate to Shamlian’s hometown of Chicago, so that she could work at NBC-owned WBBM-TV.
In 1997, Shamlian and her husband relocated to Houston, where she worked part-time at KPRC-TV. When she found out she was expecting her second kid, she chose to step down from journalism and become a full-time mother.
As a matter of fact, she spent the subsequent seven years caring for her family which expanded to a family of seven; two parents and five children.
Shamlian’s life was pretty cool, but she wanted to return to the newsroom. Therefore, with the support of her husband, she chose to make a comeback to television in 2004.
Janet Shamlian CBS News
Janet is a CBS News correspondent based in Houston, Texas. Her coverage can be seen on all CBS News programs and platforms including “CBS Mornings,” “CBS Evening News,” and the CBS News Streaming Network, which is CBS News’ top 24/7 anchored streaming news service.
She has won several significant journalism prizes, including a Peabody, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, and multiple Emmys.
Shamlian has covered many of the most important domestic and international stories of our time throughout the course of a three-decade career. She most recently reported for CBS News during the El Paso, Texas, Walmart shooting.
Shamlian had previously reported on Hurricane Katrina, the tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, and the Pulse Nightclub massacre while on location in Florida.
She arrived on the site of the Bastille Day terror incident in Nice, France, in 2016 before any other American journalist did. Shamlian worked for NBC News for ten years before joining CBS News, where she covered “Today,” “NBC Nightly News,” and MSNBC.
Janet Shamlian Salary
Shamlian earned an average salary of $122,389. She works as a correspondent for CBS News reporting for CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News.
Janet Shamlian Net Worth
The CBS journalist has a net worth of $1.3 million. She generates her income from her career as a journalist.
Where is Janet From?
She was born and raised in Chicago and now calls Houston home together with her husband and their five children.
What Ethnicity is Janet Shamlian?
Janet is of Armenian and Irish descent.