Shyla Parsons

News Intern

Shyla is currently a Junior at West Virginia University where she studies Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Communication Studies. Shyla recently joined the West Virginia Public Broadcasting newsroom as an intern, in hopes to learn more about voicing and what it means to be a news reporter for the radio. 

At WVU, Shyla is a member of the News Staff for U92 and the Sports Staff for The Daily Athenaeum. She is currently the President of RTDNA within the Reed College of Media. Shyla is a Coxswain for the WVU Men's Rowing Team, where she holds the Vice President Position. She has been on two summer study abroad trips with the Reed College of Media, allowing her to travel to Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Japan. 

Shyla is from Parkersburg, WV. She enjoys traveling and meeting new people. Shyla loves spending quality time with her friends and family. Shyla is passionate about the planet and being environmentally friendly. She loves learning and understanding other cultures. 

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Officials called off the search for a python that escaped last month in Morgantown. Morgantown police have arrested the snake’s owner. 

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The West Virginia Parkways Authority announced that State Farm is sponsoring the Courtesy Patrol program along the 88-mile stretch from Charleston to Princeton.

Lodge in Cacapon Resort State Park, Morgan County, W.Va., May 2008
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A series of nine Farm-to-Table dinners are being planned at state parks across West Virginia. The series of events, planned between June 15 and September 12, is aimed to source more ingredients from local farmers.

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A National Park Service report released Sunday, details the economic benefits to Southern West Virginia last year. According to the report, tourism to the region’s national parks helped spur the economy by almost $70 million.

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**This story has been updated on June 7, 2019.

A 15-foot python escaped a week ago in Morgantown. As of today, it has not been found and local police have stopped their official search. According to Morgantown police, the snake was last seen Friday, May 31.