Sabrina Shutters joined the reporting team at WRIC ABC 8News in December 2020. While with 8News, Sabrina has investigated several contractor scams, helping get money back for residents who have lost thousands of dollars to illegitimate business owners. She has sat down with victims of tragic shootings and those pressing government officials for more action to prevent the gun violence epidemic and pressed a water company CEO for answers after rural residents went without water for weeks.
Her reporting has also prompted Virginia senators to put forth a bipartisan-supported bill that would ban the truck modification called “Carolina squat” after sitting down with a family who wanted the modification banned after their loved one was hit and killed by a squatted truck. The bill was officially signed into law in March 2022, banning the modification.
Sabrina comes to Virginia from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she reported, produced and anchored for WRIC’s sister station, WBTW News13. While at WBTW, Sabrina was on the shore, part of around-the-clock coverage of two storms that battered the southeast, Hurricane Dorian and Hurricane Isaias.
Born in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in North Augusta, South Carolina, Sabrina enjoys exploring Richmond and all the small towns that surround the city that remind her of home.
She is a proud Gamecock graduate from the University of South Carolina and earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism in 2018.
Sabrina interned with WFXG Fox54 in Augusta, and WLTX News19 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was also the editor for two historical preservation documentaries created with the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program.
When she’s not in the newsroom or reporting in the field, you can catch Sabrina at home watching classic movies, putting on a record or traveling back to the South Carolina/Georgia border to be with family and eat some vinegar-based barbecue.