Shelby Croft serves as the Director of Communications for the Department of Agriculture. Shelby serves as the primary spokesperson for the department. She is also responsible for coordinating media and public outreach efforts, monitoring agency-related news stories, and managing the department's social media outreach.
She joined the department in May 2019 after more than 20 years as a journalist, most recently as a reporter at WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio. Over her news career, Shelby worked in seven different cities and covered a number of high profile national and local stories.
Shelby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism with honors from Columbia College. She is also a graduate of Bowling Green State University.