Shellie Bailey-Shah


Shellie Bailey-Shah
Shellie Bailey-Shah
On Your Side Problem Solver Shellie Bailey-Shah joined KATU in 2001. Since November 2006, she has specialized in consumer-related investigative reports. “We try to identify scams and rip-offs,” Shellie says, “so that our viewers can be well-educated consumers.”

In 2008, Shellie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. In an effort to raise awareness, she shared her private struggle publicly with viewers – allowing them to follow her through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, even the trip to have her head shaved. As a result of her stories, several women discovered their own breast cancers and received life-saving treatments.

Shellie began her broadcasting career as a producer at WFMZ in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and WCAU in Philadelphia. In 1996, she returned to her home state of Michigan as a reporter for WZZM in Grand Rapids. From there, she moved to News 12 Connecticut in Norwalk.

While in Connecticut, she won numerous awards for outstanding journalism, including an Emmy for her documentary, entitled “Haiti: A Mission of Mercy,” that showed the struggles of a local medical team trying to establish the first cardiac care unit in Haiti. Shellie also was awarded the Sherlee Barish Fellowship for Outstanding Young Journalists by the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation.

Since coming to Portland, Shellie has received more recognition, including the Best Continuing Coverage Award from the Associated Press and runner-up for the “Best of the West” Investigative Reporting Award for her investigation of former Portland Trailblazer Qyntel Wood’s alleged involvement in illegal dog fighting. Largely because of Shellie’s work, Woods was convicted of first-degree animal abuse and released by the Blazers. Shellie also has won the Best News Series award from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

Shellie graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio, Television and Film from the School of Communication and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the acclaimed Medill School of Journalism. While in college, she interned at WLS in Chicago and WOOD in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Shellie lives in the Portland area with her husband and two sons. She is an active volunteer for her children’s schools and her church, in addition to several non-profit organizations. Shellie is also a travel writer, specializing in family travel experiences. She has visited 29 countries on 6 continents, many with her two sons on a recent around-the-world backpacking adventure.

Recent stories by Shellie Bailey-Shah

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All day, the Problem Solvers have been taking a closer look at the potentially dangerous chemicals in products we use every day - soaps, shampoos, toothpastes, and more. KATU's Shellie Bailey-Shah found keeping your family safe could be as easy as downloading an app.