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

  East Cleveland Police share new details on pursuit policy after crash involving van of children

  Cleveland City Council approves grant for gunshot detection technology

  Trees, power lines down after powerful winds roar through Lake, Ashtabula counties

  Cleveland selects four companies to bring electric scooters back to the city

  DEA warns of deadly fentanyl-laced pills mimicking Oxycodone in Ohio

  DEA hopes education and enforcement will curb mounting overdose death toll in Cuyahoga County

  ’We are disappointed in the process’: Cleveland City Council questioned over lead legislation that could prove costly

  Neighbors waiting to assess damage after Parma Heights apartment fire destroys units

  New law requires Cleveland landlords to have lead-safe homes

Former Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center superintendent quits after just 5 hours on job, says it was ‘personal decision’

  Cuyahoga County opens internal investigation after violent inmates mistakenly released from jail

  Assault, theft and drunkenness reported downtown during MLB All-Star Week, as shootings and murders plagued Cleveland’s East Side

  As Euclid City Jail shutters, officials mull over where to send inmates

  US Coast Guard, police on the prowl for drunken and drugged boaters

City of Mansfield’s fire hydrant inspection process ‘under review’ following fatal arson

  19 News investigates how child safety product testing works

  Ohio company tests products for child-resistant features

  Ohio sees dangerous increasing cases of accidental torch oil ingestion

  19 News Investigates: Summer dangers that could be in your backyard

  Ohio inspectors find numerous violations weeks before baby’s death in Cleveland

6 teens steal SUV in Steelyard Commons parking lot, then take off from Cleveland Police

  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