Shannon Houser

Shannon is thrilled to be living and working in her hometown. A Northeast Ohio native, Shannon grew up in Akron. She is a proud graduate of St. Hilary School, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, and The University of Akron. Shannon’s passion for journalism developed throughout her childhood while watching local news that featured many current Cleveland 19 anchors and reporters. It’s a dream come true for Shannon to work alongside talented journalists that inspired her career. Prior to moving back to her hometown and joining the Cleveland 19 News team, Shannon was a reporter and fill-in anchor at FOX59/CBS4 in Indianapolis. Some of Shannon’s reports in the Circle City sparked change at local and state levels. She uncovered a shocking shortage of adult protective services workers, allowing disabled adults in need of care to slip through the cracks. Her story inspired then-Governor Mike Pence to enact an executive order, allocating millions of dollars to adult protection. Shannon also told multiple investigative stories involving child sex crimes. The stories encouraged lawmakers to change state laws, preventing predators from being inside children’s classrooms. She also uncovered a fault in the FBI’s background check system that allowed a convicted felon to purchase guns, before nearly killing his apartment manager. Before working in Indianapolis, Shannon spent time at television stations as an anchor/reporter in Parkersburg and Charleston/Huntington, WV. Shannon is an AP award winning journalist and has been nominated for multiple regional Emmy Awards. In addition to investigative journalism, Shannon has a passion for protecting and seeking justice for those often without a voice, including children and adults with special needs and animals. When she’s not at work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and hometown friends. She also likes reading, attending plays and musicals, and dining at restaurants she frequented as a child. You can often find Shannon and her husband, Jeff, exploring Northeast Ohio’s beautiful Metroparks with their Beagle pup, Samoa.

Recent Articles by Shannon

ODOT crews working to clear storm drains ahead of heavy rains

AT&T plans for 5G in Cleveland put on hold, citing city’s ‘lack of urgency’

Cleveland 19 investigates escape room safety after 5 teenage girls killed in fire

Are Escape Rooms safe? Cleveland 19 news investigates

Amherst homeowner claims windows caught yard on fire

Homeowner claims windows setting fire to yard

Ashland security company offers solution for border protection

Snow plow drivers, shovelers needed ahead of weekend winter storm

Summit County engineer: Replacing guardrail not always a solution to keeping roads safe

Stark County to replace guard rails that aren’t state standard height, after teen nearly dies

Ohio police and fire retirees express frustrations over online pension system

Ohio first responders uneasy about retirement after controversial pension fund overhaul

Scientist weighs in on Cleveland passengers getting sick after drinking from water fountain

Hundreds of shots wildly fired in Cleveland and East Side suburbs during New Year’s Eve

Weather, drunken drivers create dangerous road conditions on NYE; troopers on heavy patrol

Troopers prowling for drunken drivers in Northeast Ohio during holiday week

How to protect your home while you’re away this holiday

‘Fra-gee-lay…it must be Italian!’: Fans pour into Tremont’s ‘A Christmas Story’ house

Lakewood porch pirates caught swiping dozens of deliveries, police say

Cleveland Heights family given deed to new home for Christmas