Sheila Hamilton is a five-time Emmy Award winning journalist and the author of All the Things We Never Knew. Sheila’s storytelling resume runs through film, commercial television, radio, and print. She began her career as an Associate Producer for public broadcasting, and then anchored and reported commercial television news for KTVX in Salt Lake City, Utah and KATU in Portland, Oregon.
Recently voted Oregon’s Best Radio Personality, Sheila currently hosts the prime-time newscast on KXL Radio, and produces & hosts multi-award winning public affairs programs including Counterpoint and Speaking Freely.
Sheila also writes for The Huffington Post, BP Magazine and SheilaHamilton.com.
Her groundbreaking memoir, All the Things We Never Knew (Seal Press), a nominee for the 2017 Oregon Book Awards is a breathtaking and redeeming journey which details an unsettling spiral from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, examining the fragile line between reality and madness, and revealing the true power of love and forgiveness.
Sheila was the recipient of the 2017 Judy Cushing Award from Lines for Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide.
She is a frequent speaker and emcee for her favorite causes: mindful mental health, and empowerment for girls. She serves on the boards of Girls Inc., an organization empowering girls to be strong, smart and bold; and The Flawless Foundation, a mental health advocacy organization.