Shanta started her career in 1998 as a Senior Associate Producer at Treasures In Your Home. From 1999 to 2001, she was a Producer at God Squad. In 2001-2002, she served as an Associate Producer at MSNBC. During 2003-2008, Shanta worked firstly at Tavis Smiley (TV series), and later CNN and Court TV. In 2008 Shanta rejoined MSNBC as a Booking Producer and worked there up to 2014.