Shawna Khalafi


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Shawna began working at TV20 in April of 2018

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Shawna Khalafi considers Florida a second home. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2015 with a degree in Electronic Media and Psychology.

After college, Shawna moved to Bozeman, Montana to begin her professional career as a reporter for the state-wide morning newscast Wake Up Montana. She also covered high school football and college basketball for SWX Montana.

Shawna then moved back to Miami, where she worked as a Cyber Journalist/Writer for WSVN 7News before joining the TV20 Morning Edition Team in April, 2018.

When she’s not digging for stories, Shawna enjoys going on adventures with her dog Cash and volunteering with children’s organizations.

Shawna’s excited to explore Gainesville and to help you get your day started, every day!

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can email her at