Shellie Bailey-Shah

Reporter

Shellie Bailey-Shah
Shellie Bailey-Shah
Reporter
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.”

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. In 2000, Shellie 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 2004 Best Continuing Coverage Award from the Associated Press and runner-up for the 2005 “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 won the 2006 Best News Series award from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters for her story, “Breast Milk for Sale.”

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 at her children’s schools and her church. She’s also a cubmaster and den leader for Cub Scouts. Away from work, Shellie enjoys scrapbooking, traveling and exploring the Northwest with her family.

Recent stories by Shellie Bailey-Shah

Problem Solvers Save hundreds of dollars with new discounted lightbulbs Save hundreds of dollars with new discounted lightbulbs(Video)
The Problem Solvers have an enlighting way to put hundreds of dollars in your pocket. It's easy as changing as a light bulb. These light bulbs are even better than the ones you saw in stores last year. And they're being sold at a discount by many Oregon retailers.
Problem Solvers Rent-to-own business accused of strong-arm tactics, again Rent-to-own business accused of strong-arm tactics, again(Video)
A local business that's previously been in the crosshairs of the Problem Solvers is accused of more strong-arm tactics. The company is Aaron's, which has 20 stores that rent furniture, appliances, and eletronics in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Problem Solvers What does it take to become an Olympic skier? What does it take to become an Olympic skier?(Video)
So your kids have been watching the Winter Games, and now they have dreams of standing on the podium. The KATU Problem Solvers spent time on the slopes with some local would-be Olympians and discovered that gold medal dreams come with an Olympic-sized commitment from kids and parents, alike.
Problem Solvers How to carve out savings on kids ski gear How to carve out savings on kids ski gear(Video)
Have your kids been watching Olympic skiing, and now they're nagging you to hit the slopes, maybe for the first time? Skiing can be expensive, especially if you're outfitting an entire family. The Problem Solvers have ways for you to carve out some savings.
Problem Solvers City wants homeowners on AirBnB to pay up City wants homeowners on AirBnB to pay up(Video)
It's revolutionizing the way people travel around the world, but right now, it's illegal in the city of Portland. We're talking about being able to rent out rooms in your home to tourists. Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is proposing to make homeowners pay up.
Problem Solvers How private are your medical records? How private are your medical records?(Video)
Your private medical records may not be as private as you think. That’s because the majority of the hospitals in our area are using a records system that can expose your medical chart to snooping.
Problem Solvers Post-Christmas shopping guide: bagging the best deals Post-Christmas shopping guide: bagging the best deals(Video)
Many folks' attention will again turn to shopping on the day after Christmas. Savvy shoppers know it's one of the best days of the year to bag some serious deals. To help you save, the Problem Solvers have put together a post-Christmas shopping guide.
Problem Solvers Shopping with Shellie Shopping with Shellie(Video)
Last-minute holiday shopping can be stressful, especially if you're working and can't leave the office! Fortunately, we here at KATU have our own shopping elf, Shellie Bailey-Shah. Shellie hit the stores for us.
Problem Solvers Dads, too, suffer from postpartum depression Dads, too, suffer from postpartum depression(Video)
Postpartum depression is a debilitating condition that affects one in five new moms. But now, new evidence reveals dads can suffer from the “baby blues,” as well. Left untreated, this kind of depression can negatively impact a dad’s job, home life and children.
Problem Solvers How to crack price tag codes and save How to crack price tag codes and save(Video)
The KATU Problem Solvers are cracking the code on major retailers' price tags, just in time to save you money on your holiday shopping. Once you know these industry secrets, you'll never look at price tags in the same way.
Problem Solvers Beleaguered Cover Oregon plagued by phone problems Beleaguered Cover Oregon plagued by phone problems(Video)
What now? First, Cover Oregon, the state's healthcare marketplace, couldn’t get its website working; it’s still not operational. Now there are problems with the phone lines. They’re so overloaded, that in some cases, calls won't even connect.
Problem Solvers To buy or not to buy this Black Friday?
Are the Black Friday sales worth your time? It depends are what you’re looking to get. The Problem Solvers let you know what to buy… and maybe more importantly, what not to buy.
Problem Solvers OSPIRG releases this year's dangerous toys list OSPIRG releases this year's dangerous toys list(Video)
The Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) released its annual report, Trouble in Toyland, identifying dangerous toys that should not end up under your tree this year. Several of the toys were found in Oregon, still on store shelves.
Problem Solvers How to get paid for shopping online How to get paid for shopping online
Cashback websites sound too good to be true. But they’re actually a little-known way to make real money by purchasing products online that you’re going to buy anyway.
Problem Solvers Can you save by buying groceries online? Can you save by buying groceries online?
What if you could save on your everyday groceries without ever leaving your house? The Problem Solvers test a new website that promises to save time and money.