Blair Shiff started her journalism career after living in a Dutch castle during a semester abroad, when she decided to make a stark change and study broadcast journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em Horns! Little did she know this was the beginning of a parallel journey from the lowlands to the mountains.
After earning her degree there, Blair embarked on her journalism journey at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, as an editorial assistant for the Business and Life & Arts sections.
In 2008, she became the web desk editor at KXAN Austin News, the NBC affiliate in Austin, where she covered events including the Fort Hood mass shooting.
Two years later, Blair moved to an arid high desert when was promoted to new media executive producer at KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Almost exactly a year later, she moved to another high altitude city when she took a job as a digital content producer for KUSA in Denver, Colorado. While with 9NEWS, Blair worked on events of national interest, such as the Aurora movie theater mass shooting, unprecedented wildfires, devastating floods and debilitating snow storms.
Five years later, Blair returned to sea level, taking a job with ABC News in New York City. So, she and her fiancé, Andy, and their adorable dog, Milo, moved to the Big Apple, where she became the senior video producer for ABC News Digital.
During her decade in the news business, she has been awarded various journalistic honors such as the Sigma Delta Chi from the Society of Professional Journalists, four Associated Press awards, four regional Edward R. Murrow awards and has been a finalist for the Scripps Howard Foundation award and a two-time Emmy nominee.