Shellye Leggett

Reporter

POSTED: 3:55 PM Aug 19 2014   UPDATED: 4:11 PM Aug 19 2014
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Shellye Leggett is a reporter at KTVM in Bozeman for NBC Montana. Shellye comes to Montana from the very Windy City, Chicago, where she earned her Master's in Journalism at DePaul University. Shellye is originally from Las Vegas, NV (yes, she loves the outrageously hot summers!)

During her time at DePaul, Shellye was a multimedia journalist and anchor for DePaul's weekly student run news broadcast, "Good Day DePaul." She also interned for the Chicago based morning show, WCIU, You and Me This Morning, the summer of 2013.

Before receiving her Master’s, Shellye graduated from North Park University in Chicago. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. While at North Park, Shellye was on both the Lady Vikings Softball and Women's Track and Field teams and was named to the Academic All-American list in 2011 and 2012.

When Shellye isn't working hard in the newsroom, she loves to workout, be active and also spend time with her friends and family. Shellye is very excited to start her Reporting Career in beautiful Montana and is excited to engage with the community!

If you have any questions, concerns, comments or story ideas please contact Shellye at Sleggett@ktvm.com, find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

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msu dorm construction

Construction begins on MSU dorm after explosion

Construction to the rooms damaged in the Langford Hall explosion at Montana State University has started.

Heritage Christian School gym construction finished ahead of schedule

Heritage Christian School gym construction finished ahead of schedule

The man accused of starting two fires at a Bozeman school is negotiating a plea deal.

Gallatin Co. Health Department explains best practices for whooping cough prevention

Gallatin Co. Health Dept. explains best practices for whooping cough prevention

The Gallatin County Health Department confirmed seven cases of whooping cough in the Three Forks School District, in students and staff.

Dispatch center officials explain plans for new radio sites

Dispatch center officials explain plans for new radio sites

911 dispatch center officials said it's time for Gallatin County leaders to come up with a plan for radio transmission sites and it could cost millions of dollars. They said the sites are critical if emergency responders are going to do their jobs. We talked to gallatin county dispatch and got some background.

Right now there are 9 radio sites around the county. One is located at the Bozeman Fire Station.

Bozeman, Belgrade, Three Forks and other surrounding cities use the same 9 sites to connect with dispatch. Officials at the dispatch center said the radio sites already in place are not enough to keep up with the growing community.

There is a lot of interference coming through the radios and the further out law enforcement go from a site-- the harder it is to get a signal.

The document lays out the cost for an estimated $12 million project to beef up 911 dispatch radio systems and although the costs are preliminary, backers said it's a project that's needed.

Gallatin County 911 Communications Director, Kerry O'Connell, said each radio site re-broadcasts communications between the center and law enforcement, EMS and Search and Rescue teams in the field all over the valley. But said there's a problem.

"The further away from a radio you are, the more interference is going to affect it," explained O'Connell.

She said the sites and some of the equipment aren't that old, but there's not enough of them. And other things like cell phones are interfering. She said it's tough to keep in contact with crews in the more rural areas.

"We're not keeping up and so it's, so our radios are performing pretty poorly right now," said O'Connell.

Bozeman auto shops booked solid for car repairs

Bozeman auto shops booked solid for car repairs

Recent weather has been keeping auto body shops in the area busy. We're told appointments are in high demand, as the amount of cars needing repairs rises.

MSU police step up security after second car vandal alert

MSU police step up security after second car vandal alert

Montana State University police are urging you to check your car if you're parked anywhere on or around campus.

Montana colleges look to expand library research system

Montana colleges look to expand library research system

Montana colleges and universities are working on transitioning to a statewide informational library system.

Montana study commissioners gather at MSU for government review training

Study commissioners gather at MSU for government review training

The MSU Extension Local Government Center welcomed more than 140 county and city commissioners from all over Montana for workshops, discussion panels and training on how to improve their local government.

MSU officials say household item caused dorm room explosion

MSU officials say household item caused dorm room explosion

New details are coming out about an explosion in a dorm room at Montana State University. A student is still in the hospital recovering from burns on more than half his body.

Monforton School student gets to be Gallatin County sheriff for a day

Monforton School student gets to be Gallatin Co. sheriff for a day

Thursday was a very special day for one third grader at Monforton School. The lucky 8-year-old won the "Sheriff for a Day" event when his parents bid on it at an auction at his school's art fair.

Low-income housing project planned for west side of Bozeman

Low-income housing project planned for west side of Bozeman

Lower income renters will soon have another option of housing.

MSU campus police warn community of possible car vandals

MSU campus police warn community of possible car vandals

If you are near the MSU campus, you might want to keep an eye on your car. MSU police are investigating several reports of vandalism to cars parked on campus.

Montana lawmakers draft speed increase bill for interstates

Montana lawmakers draft speed increase bill for interstates

The speed you are allowed to drive on highways like I-90 or I-15 could jump by 10 miles an hour.

Downtown businesses  give customers meaningful  Black Friday shopping experience

Downtown businesses offer more personal Black Friday shopping experience

On Black Friday, the Gallatin Valley Mall stayed open through the whole night, but in downtown Bozeman, stores opened at a normal time Friday morning.

Bozeman health experts highlight tips for safe eating for holidays

Bozeman health experts highlight tips for safe eating for holidays

Before you enjoy your turkey dinner NBC Montana wanted to make sure that dinner doesn't make you and your guests sick.