Kristen Shaughnessy has been with NY1 since 1995 as the station's weekend anchor and breaking news reporter.
When the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001, Shaughnessy was one of the first on the scene.
Shaughnessy may be one of the city's only television reporters to grow up in a house without TV. Her family's television set broke when she was very young, and her parents decided that the family would be better off reading.
Shaughnessy worked first in radio and then at a television station in upstate New York before coming to NY1.
Shaughnessy has been able to trace her roots back to the mid 19th century, from the south west of Ireland.
Shaughnessy is married to Joe Bush, a professional golfer. They live in New York with their two daughters, Jamie and Kara.
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