Shirleen began her career with News 12 Networks in one of New York's toughest boroughs, the Bronx. There she shot, wrote, and edited her own stories, and anchored the weekday morning newscasts. During her time in the "boogie down," Shirleen covered several top stories, but the one that left the biggest impact was when she interviewed a mother with AIDS, and her remarkable 7-year-old son who was HIV positive.
A Queens, New York native, Shirleen graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism.
In her spare time, Shirleen enjoys testing her skills in the kitchen, traveling to exotic places, and spending time with her very large family.