Shawn Brown is an award-winning social media producer at News 12 Interactive who is responsible for social media strategy and campaigns for all seven News 12 stations in the tri-state area. His award-winning coverage includes “Superstorm Sandy;” “Heroin: Addicted on Long Island; ” “A Matter of Trust,” a social media chat that connected police with people in communities, and “Cover Photo of the Day,” a Facebook campaign that showcases viewer photos.
Brown has trained more than 200 anchors, reporters, meteorologists and producers on best practices in social media. His analytics show that social media drives more people to News12.com than any other website or platform. Another accomplishment is that the more than 1 million LIKES on News 12 Facebook pages was grown organically.
Before creating his own position and department in the company in 2010, Brown interned and freelanced for News 12 Interactive as a web producer. He graduated from the SBU School of Journalism in 2009 and his concentration was both advanced broadcast journalism and advanced digital journalism. He became an instructor at the School of Journalism in 2015.