Shanda Sundstrom

“What doesn’t kill you makes you a better producer.” These are words 5NEWS Executive Producer Shanda Sundstrom uses as a foundation for her career as a broadcast journalist.

A South Dakota native, Shanda joined the 5NEWS team in 2009. As a station leader, Shanda helped launch newscasts on KXNW 34, while guiding producers to create top rated broadcasts on KFSM.

She started her career in news as a teenager, working for her hometown newspaper The Groton Independent. Shanda can remember riding her bike, camera and notebook in hand, to cover small town events.

A graduate of South Dakota State University, Shanda worked her way through journalism school as a producer and reporter for CBS affiliate KELO-TV in Sioux Falls. She has been a producer at KDBC in El Paso, Texas and WFOR in Miami, Florida.

You can follow Shanda on twitter @5NEWSShanda.

Recent Articles

  • Clarksville Officer Dies While Chasing Suspect

    Posted on: 8:38 pm, March 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:14pm, March 26, 2013

    A Drug Task Force officer died Tuesday night while chasing a man suspected of violating parole in Clarksville. Fifth Judicial...
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  • 19 Killed in Hot Air Ballon Explosion in Egypt

    Posted on: 6:51 am, February 26, 2013, by

    At least 19 tourists were killed when a hot air balloon exploded and fell from the sky in southern Egypt, authorities said.
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  • Vatican Reveals Pope Benedict’s New Title

    Posted on: 6:24 am, February 26, 2013, by

    Pope Benedict XVI will keep the title "his holiness" once he retires and will be called "pontiff emeritus," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters at the Vatican on Tuesday.
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  • Smoke Billows From Fort Smith Home

    Posted on: 3:10 am, February 14, 2013, by , updated on: 03:12am, February 14, 2013

    A Fort Smith home catches fire early Thursday morning. Fire crews battled reported four-foot flames at a two-story house at...
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  • Move to NWA Begins for Fort Smith’s Mail Processing Center

    Posted on: 11:51 am, February 1, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:36am, February 3, 2013

    The move of the U.S. Postal Service’s mail processing operation from Fort Smith to Fayetteville begins this weekend.
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  • Crawford County Property Tax Hike Approved

    Posted on: 10:16 pm, December 17, 2012, by

    The Crawford County Quorum Court approved a property tax increase in a 9-4 vote Monday night. County leaders say they...
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  • Pregnant Woman Shot By Husband As Child Watches, Police Say

    Posted on: 2:50 pm, December 17, 2012, by , , and , updated on: 12:18pm, December 18, 2012

    Authorities arrested a man in connection with a Sallisaw shooting that sent his wife to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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  • Van Buren Trucker Dies in Florida Crash

    Posted on: 3:02 pm, December 12, 2012, by , updated on: 07:24pm, December 12, 2012

    A Van Buren truck driver died in a semi accident in Madison County, Fla., east of Tallahassee, Saturday, according to...
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  • Elderly Man Killed Crossing The Street In Springdale

    Posted on: 9:06 pm, November 22, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:45am, November 23, 2012

    An elderly pedestrian was killed Thursday night in Springdale when police say he stepped out in front of traffic without...
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  • Suspect Accused of Threatening President Found near Sallisaw with Bomb Guides, Rifles

    Posted on: 8:30 pm, November 22, 2012, by

    A man accused of making threats against President Barack Obama was arrested by Secret Service agents in Sequoyah County this...
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  • Driver Hits State Trooper’s Vehicle in Fort Smith

    Posted on: 6:10 pm, November 20, 2012, by , updated on: 09:08pm, November 20, 2012

    An Arkansas State Trooper collided with a car Tuesday while trying to catch up to a suspect, according to Fort...
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  • Driver Falls Asleep, Runs Into House

    Posted on: 7:58 pm, November 8, 2012, by

    A sleepy driver dozed off behind the wheel and crashed his pickup into a LeFlore County home around 6:25 p.m....
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