Shamarria Morrison grew up in “America’s Sweetest Town” Clewiston, Florida, but was raised in the area of Harlem, Florida, which neighbors the city.
She is the child of Jamaican immigrants and is a first-generation-born American.
Shamarria loves volunteer work—specifically with underrepresented and multicultural organizations. She is committed to making journalism accessible to everyone and connecting to marginalized and silenced voices.
She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where her commitment to “Service to all Mankind” is best channeled. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
"Trust is my fuel to get my day started," Shamarria said. "I decided to pursue a career in journalism due to the historical lack of trust in mainstream news outlet by Black Americans. In the past few years, you’ve probably read a number of news organizations that have apologized for decades of systemic racism in coverage and are vowing to right a wrong. My goal is to help right that ship. I decided long ago to be the change I want to see in journalism. Trust starts with authentic voices and I bring that momentum in and out of the newsroom."
Shamarria loves to travel, and she commits to seeing one new state each year. She also loves to cook, so if you can eat it, she can make it!