Don Shipman


Don Shipman

By (BI) Jay LaPlante

Don Shipman anchors NEWSChannel 2 at 10:00 on the CW11 and NEWSChannel 2 at 11:00. Don also co-anchors the Live at Five Newshour with Kristen Copeland.

Until November 2012, Don co-anchored the top rated morning news programs NEWSChannel 2 at Daybreak and NEWSChannel 2 at Sunrise and NEWSChannel 2 at Noon.

Shipman is a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He is also actively involved as a volunteer with the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area.

A native Central New Yorker, Shipman grew up in West Winfield. He began his career at WUTR NewsChannel 20 where he anchored the morning news before moving to Binghamton to host a statewide morning show at WUTR's sister station WIVT in Binghamton. Shipman attended Herkimer County Community College and Utica College.

Shipman is married. He and his family live in South Utica.

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