Shannon Houser

Shannon Houser

Reporter

Cleveland, Ohio

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

  Great Lakes rescue group reports more drownings on rough water, including in Lake Erie

  ODNR encourages bear-proofing yard during summer as animal’s numbers creep upward in Northeast Ohio

  More than 300 teens involved in high school fight, Cleveland Heights police report notes

  Parents respond after teens arrested following fight on last day of school in Cleveland Heights

  CDC warns swimmers about potential for pool chemical injuries

  ‘They have your stuff hostage’: Woman says moving company refused to unload truck without additional payment

  BBB warns of ‘rogue movers’ holding your stuff hostage

Ohio representative wants to toughen penalties against drivers who disobey school bus traffic laws

  Sudden Union Eye Care closure has customers scrambling for refunds and medical records; 19 Investigates what affected patients need to know

  19 News investigates: Ohio sex offenders hiding from police

  19 Investigates: Sex offenders hiding in plain sight

  Measles simulator shows how quickly an epidemic can hit in Ohio

  Deadly gas could be lurking in Northeast Ohio classrooms: 19 Investigates

  19 News Investigates: Could a deadly gas be lurking in your child’s classroom?

  Overwhelming majority of Northeast Ohio schools don’t test for radioactive radon gas

  Time sheets reveal Cleveland employee was on the job for months with active arrest warrant: 19 Investigates

  Thousands of Northeast Ohioans treated to Easter meal and good company

  Cleveland employee worked with an active felony warrant for 4 months

  Families report contractors taking cash, but skipping out on work

  Families report contractors getting paid only to skip out on work

Medina impostor previously called in bomb threat, reported fake gas leak, pretended to be sex trafficking victim, and the list goes on

  USPS worker with criminal history still on the job, despite taking plea deal in mail theft case

  Former Teenage Republicans chairman convicted in 2006 sex case indicted on new rape charges

  Cleveland 19 investigates violent felons working for city government

  Cleveland 19 investigates city hiring practices

  Family breaks barriers for son with special needs by creating bow tie business

Family creates bow tie business for son with special needs

  Smart devices causing users to accidentally call 911

  New warrant issued in Cuyahoga County corruption investigation

ODOT crews working to clear storm drains ahead of heavy rains