“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.