Shawna Vercher, President of political action media network Democracy Legacy, was one of the few live radio hosts to cover the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for a national audience on Saturday, January 8, 2011.

In the hours following the event, on a day most broadcasters were off, Shawna relayed to listeners reports from Tucson, Washington DC and elsewhere as she became the “go-to” source for up-to-the-minute accounts of the aftermath of the shooting.

Representative Giffords and eighteen others were shot during a constituent meeting held in a Safeway parking lot near Tucson, Arizona.

“We were able to bring beautiful moments of support and community in the aftermath of a tragedy that rocked so many of us.  People needed to come together to begin healing.  It was important that people felt heard and inspired to support our community,” Vercher said.

Shawna Vercher has worked as a media strategist for Fortune 500 companies, A-list celebrities and national political figures including Governor Jeb Bush and President Barack Obama. She is a columnist and talk show host, featured on over 300 media outlets including the Huffington Post, Fox, ABC News, CBS and the Wall Street Journal.

Shawna Vercher is President of the political action media network Democracy Legacy and a leading national media strategist and political “fixer” for Second Line Consulting.

Her book, ‘A Fearless Voice: How a National Scandal Made Me an Advocate for Building a Better America”, discusses how everyone can make a tremendous impact by finding their own “fearless voice”.

Having worked with some of the nation’s most notable brands and figures, Shawna spent years researching, interviewing and analyzing the most successful people and how they were living fulfilling lives.

For more information on Shawna, Democracy Legacy, or Second Line Consulting contact Second Line Consulting.