Shawn Edwards is a film critic for Fox 4 News (WDAF-TV) in Kansas City, Missouri. Edwards has been a film critic for the station since 2000. Edwards began his professional film criticism career in 1997 as an associate editor for the PitchWeekly where he won several journalism awards for his news stories, features and film reviews. Edwards is a founding member of the African American Film Critics Association. He served as the organizations first president. Edwards is also a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and currently sitting on it’s board of directors. He is the executive producer of a Celebration of Black Cinema and Television and is currently working on a film about his great aunt Sarah Rector.