Shelby Lin Erdman

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Atlanta, GA
Wayne State University
Music, History, Science, Environment, Health
  • Shelby is an award-winning digital writer and broadcast journalist whose work has appeared on many websites, including, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press, the Palm Beach Post, The Austin American-Statesman,,, and, among others.
  • Shelby has covered science, health, and environmental stories for CNN and Cox Media Group, and was part of the CNN team that won a Peabody Award for coverage of the Gulf oil spill and a Sigma Delta Chi award for coverage of the deadly Haitian earthquake .
  • Shelby is a fan of history, music, and classic films.


Shelby is an ward-winning journalist whose work has appeared on CNN,, CNN Radio, CBS Radio, NPR, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Associated Press, public radio in Georgia and Michigan, and dozens of other newspaper and TV websites. Shelby has specialized in science coverage, including climate, oceans and environment. She has interviewed hundreds of sources over her career, including scientists, musicians, and politicians.


Shelby has a BA in journalism with a double minor in communications and film studies from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She first attended college on a theater scholarship after participating in high school and community theater groups.
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