Shelia O'Connor

Shelia O'Connor


Shelia joined the WAFF 48 team in May of 2017 and has a deep passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she is super excited to experience all that the “Rocket City” has to offer.

Shelia graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, so needless to say she is a HUGE Alabama fan!

Shelia started her career as a student reporter/fill-in anchor for the local television station WVUA 23 News in Tuscaloosa, Alabama while she was in school. She covered a variety of topics from the passing of a prominent public figure to fun activities in the Tuscaloosa area. She also learned all the necessary aspects of being a multimedia journalist while also creating life-long connections at the university.

When she’s not cheering on the Tide, Shelia loves exploring the city, trying new food places, and spending a little time on the ice figure skating.

Recent Articles by Shelia

  Madison County judge to consider bond for one suspect charged in Madison murder case

  Madison County sheriff asks judge to dismiss subpoena request in capital murder case

  ‘I love it too much to quit’: Future of SoulStock festival up in the air

  Inside look at one of Madison County’s first Scouts BSA all-girls troops

  Better Business Bureau warns of Summer Moving Scams

  Closing the gender pay gap

  Local instructor explains the health benefits of doing yoga

  Attorney: Evidence proves capital murder suspect is innocent

  “I don’t trust any of the crews.” Parent shares frustration with New Market School construction crew

  Madison City Schools looking to hire bus drivers

  Introducing young girls to the STEM field

  Moe’s BBQ closing in Jones Valley, moving downtown

  Decatur family searches for answers one month after loved one is killed

  North Alabama lawmaker proposes bill to legalize medical marijuana

  Madison County schools switch to online registration

  Huntsville’s transportation department to implement service changes after transportation study

  Grant Street Church in Decatur helping Lee County Tornado Victims

  Developers say Town Madison construction still on schedule despite historic rain

  “We don’t want it approved.” Madison residents against proposed housing development on Kyser Boulevard

  Two new housing developments coming to Madison

Alabama Senator Richard Shelby updates Huntsville city leaders on what’s going on in Washington

  Will the jury buy the insanity defense in Madison Co. death penalty trial?

  Odometer fraud on the rise in Alabama

  State of the art simulation lab helps nurses prepare for emergency scenario’s

  ‘I’m back home now’: Kevin Turner sworn in as new Madison County sheriff

  Impacts of government shutdown being felt by MSFC employees

  Gov. Ivey visits Providence Elementary School

  Police investigating shooting on Melrose Road in Huntsville

  48-year-old man dies after New Market shooting

  When the bell rings: Examining school start times