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 Saving gas money on your summer road trip Saving gas money on your summer road trip (Video)
We all feel a little pain at the pump, especially when we hit the highways for summer road trips. The Problem Solvers crunch the numbers to reveal which gas discount programs offer you the biggest bang for your buck.
Problem Solvers 7-Eleven cashier caught shorting customers 7-Eleven cashier caught shorting customers (Video)
You've heard of "take a penny, leave a penny," right? The Problem Solvers bust a 7-Eleven cashier, who's allegedly been taking your pennies without leaving any behind. But does a big corporation like 7-Eleven care?
Problem Solvers How safe are your spices? How safe are your spices? (Video)
Have you ever considered how safe your spices are? The Problem Solvers reveal three things you can do to keep your family from getting sick.
Problem Solvers Mystery illnesses being solved by a crowd? Mystery illnesses being solved by a crowd? (Video)
Mystery illnesses being diagnosed by medical detectives? Sounds like the plot of a TV show, right? But in fact, it's the idea behind a new online tool, where people win money for figuring out why you're sick.
Problem Solvers Which milk is right for you? Which milk is right for you? (Video)
We've all heard the slogan: "Milk does the body good!" The Problem Solvers find out if it does it better than milk alternatives - like soy, almond, rice and hemp milk drinks.
Problem Solvers How to save money on wedding photos How to save money on wedding photos (Video)
Capturing your wedding day through photos is a necessary but costly expense. The Problem Solvers show you a new way to save hundreds of dollars on your marriage memories. The app also is useful for collecting photos of birthday parties and family vacations from multiple sources.
Problem Solvers Worth Watching Week: Be a doggie B&B owner Worth Watching Week: Be a doggie B&B owner (Video)
It's Worth Watching Week here at KATU. It's our effort to put extra money in your pocket! The Problem Solvers show you how to run a doggie bed & breakfast inn and earn enough "bones" to pay your mortgage.
Problem Solvers Track your kids' texts in real time Track your kids' texts in real time (Video)
Let's face it, kids are typically one step ahead of their parents, but the Problem Solvers uncover a new tool that allows parents to track their kids' texts in real time.
Problem Solvers Worth Watching Week:  Be a TaskRabbit Worth Watching Week: Be a TaskRabbit (Video)
It's Worth Watching Week here at KATU - our effort to put extra money in your pocket! The Problem Solvers show you how to get paid for doing everyday tasks in your neighborhood.
Problem Solvers Should you be building your child's brand? Should you be building your child's brand? (Video)
Does your toddler have a Twitter handle? Maybe a logo or website of their own? The Problem Solvers discover building your child's brand may not be as crazy as it sounds. In fact, their future success may depend on it.
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 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.