Shaun Kraisman, an Emmy-nominated television news anchor, reporter and host, joined Newsmax in January, 2020. Based at the network’s New York City studio headquarters, Kraisman is currently the anchor for American Agenda, airing live every weekday morning.
Prior to being hired by Newsmax, Kraisman was a weekday evening anchor in New Orleans from 2016 through 2019. During his time in the “Big Easy,” he received two regional Emmy nominations, both for “Best Evening Newscast.”
Kraisman’s experience has taken him all over the country and around the globe. In November 2019, Kraisman had the privilege of travelling to Seoul, South Korea, teaching broadcast journalism for the Far East Journalism Conference, educating select high school seniors considering broadcast news as a career.
Prior to his work in New Orleans, Kraisman worked in Southwest Florida as a morning and noon anchor for WINK-TV in Fort Myers.
Kraisman also worked in Dayton, Ohio, for several years as an evening anchor and host of Living Dayton, an hour-long live lifestyle show.
With a Bachelor Degree in Communication from the College of Charleston and an Associate Degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting, he began his TV career on the ground floor, working in Charleston, South Carolina, as a production assistant, audio director, photographer, news reporter, and fill-in traffic anchor.
While Kraisman has had serious news positions throughout his career, many may remember him from a much lighter moment, on the premiere of the 11th season of American Idol on which he was dubbed “Ryan Seacrest’s Doppelgänger.”
Kraisman’s strong passion for connecting and engaging with people carries over to the stage. He was fortunate enough to work for the Miss America Organization as a four-time host for the Miss Illinois State competition. He also served as a guest judge for the Miss Capital City competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kraisman served as a presenter for the 2018 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards in Orlando.
Kraisman has also been honored to emcee several events for charitable organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the National MS Society. He resides in New York City.
Emma Rechenberg is an Emmy award-winning journalist who covers breaking news and politics for Newsmax TV.
She has previously reported for NBC affiliate television stations in Missouri and Minnesota. In 2018, she received the Upper Midwest Emmy Awards for her breaking news reports and weekday noon newscast. She has interviewed U.S. Senators, state governors, local lawmakers, legal analysts, medical professionals, business executives, Olympic athletes, and environmental advocates.
Emma is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou) — one of the top-ranked journalism schools in the nation. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and cherishes her visits with family in America’s heartland.
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