Television News Anchor and Personality Shawn Cunningham Crowned Mrs. Maine American Coronet 2022”

September 2021


For Immediate Release:


“Television News Anchor and Personality Shawn Cunningham Crowned Mrs. Maine American Coronet 2022”


(Maine, USA)–Shawn Cunningham is awarded the title of Mrs. Maine American Coronet 2022. The American Coronet pageant organization is aimed at uplifting women and girls of all ages through service and self-development opportunities.

Shawn Cunningham is a multiple award-winning Anchor/Reporter of WAGM This Morning. Since joining WAGM, she has received several numerous awards including the Aegis Media Awards, three Maine Association of Broadcasters, Telly Awards, Ava Awards and Communicator Awards. Shawn has also won awards from the National Federation of Press Women. Some of Shawn’s stories have appeared on CBS Newspath, Maine Public Broadcasting and CNN Network.

Shawn is currently involved with several community service projects in Northern Maine including memberships of the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club, Central Aroostook Area Chamber of Commerce, The Presque Isle Downtown Revitalization. She is also a past committee chair for the PI Kiwanis Club, Caribou BPW and Team WAGM for the Aroostook County Branch of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Walk for Care.


Shawn is a proud of her pageant roots. Shawn was honored to be crowned Mrs. America United 2020.  In 2012 year, she had the distinction of being named Mrs. Presque Isle, Maine Corporate America 2012 and represented Maine at the national Mrs. Corporate America Competition in Florida. There she received several prestigious awards including National Community Service, Sales and Leadership.


Platform: “The Business of Service”

I’ve not rested on my laurels or wasted a day ONE BIT. I’ve used the time since I was selected for this opportunity in this incredible arena for individuals from all walks of life to make every moment count, being PROACTIVE and putting PASSION and PURPOSE to this platform. I believe service IS THE way to develop leadership skills on and off the job. “My platform is about cultivating corporate partnerships (the business sector) with civic organizations to coalition and promote service opportunities that strengthen our workforce and above all else strengthen a resolve to build stronger communities. It’s worked for me. I’ve volunteered since I was in high and college and it’s made a positive difference in my life, setting me a part as a leader who is defined not just by words…but by action. I’ve impacted and changed lives…starting first with my own….to know and understand that everyone has a civic responsibility to give back, take part and take ownership of the communities in which we all live. And when you volunteer, when you make service as much a priority as getting ahead, YOU DO GET AHEAD. You become a leader, you develop networking skills, a positive sense of self and self-confidence, you sharpen your communication skills, you stand taller and shine brighter, because the leader within you is being refined. Again, these aren’t just my words, it’s my self-testimony…of a girl from the inner-city Bronx who developed into a state and nationally recognized leader.”

Shawn has the distinction of being included in several outstanding registries including Marquis Who’s Who Among Outstanding Professional Women, Biltmore Who’s Who in America and Black America’s Who’s Who. Shawn also belongs to many professional organizations including Business and Professional Women’s Clubs/USA, RTNDA, NABJ, SPJ and the National Federation of Press Women.

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