Executive Director Shonda Knight
(Department of Community and Media Relations)
Shonda Knight is currently the Executive Director of Community and Media Relations for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
The Community and Media Relations Unit disseminates public safety information, as well as coordinates and promotes LCSO’s outreach initiatives, creating and maintaining community partnerships. Under Knight’s leadership, in 2018, LCSO was awarded the top, statewide Community Relations Award from the Florida Public Relations Association and a Judges award from the organization in 2019.
Prior to joining LCSO in March, 2017, Knight served as Executive Producer and Anchor for WCTV-TV in Tallahassee. The veteran journalist has more than 17 years of television newsroom experience. She oversaw many of the day to day operations of the news department. In addition, Knight anchored The Good Morning Show, the station’s most viewed newscast, as well as Eyewitness News at Noon. Knight was the first African American to co-anchor the morning shows at WCTV.
Knight also served as an adjunct professor at Florida State University for eight years. She has former students now working as anchors, sportscasters, reporters and producers in television markets across the country.
Knight is a 2011 Distinguished Alumni Honoree of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Knight is a Florida Associated Press award-winning journalist, several times over, and has served as Vice President of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters. Among her many community affiliations, Knight is the Board Chair for Whole Child Leon and serves on the boards of The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, the Foundation for Leon County Schools, Salvation Army and the North Florida Fair Association. She is also a member of the Florida Public Relations Association, the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
She is the mother of two beautiful children, five year old Zya and 10 year old Zekiah.