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

  Prescription for Debt: ‘Sometimes I can’t pay certain bills, because I have to pay for my drugs.’

Ohioans struggle to afford prescription pills: ‘last year, I think I spent pretty close to $16,000.’

  State considering public database to identify Ohioans convicted of buying sex: ‘Don’t buy sex in Ohio. We’re serious.’

  Interactive map: October killings push Cleveland’s 2019 murders to 99

  Family blames speeder and Ohio State Highway Patrol for pursuit on I-90 in wrong-way crash that killed mother of 3 (pursuit policy)

  'They trusted me and I betrayed them.’ Ohio mom behind nationwide Facebook scam sentenced to prison

  150 guns collected during annual Cleveland Police gun buyback event

  Multiple Cleveland officers charged with felony crimes in 2019

  Wickliffe limo company weighs in on federal seat belt recommendations after deadly crash

  Interactive map: The homicides that have happened in your neighborhood

  FBI warns of predators targeting teens in sextortion cases: 19 Investigates

  Teens targeted in sexual extortion scams

  Lake County student stocks up emergency supply of lifesaving drug during nationwide shortage

Northeast Ohio student and school district are making sure all kids have access to life-saving drug

  Dangerous shortage of life-saving drugs puts parents in fear for school season

  Families fearful of life-saving drug shortage: ‘I’m still waiting for that refill’

  Cleveland mayor on grandson’s case: ‘You can choose to believe the media, or you can believe me’

  Dangerous house fires caused by something many homeowners don’t check

  Dryer fires pose risk from cause many don’t check

  Cleveland Law Department says CMHA detective withheld evidence relating to felony assault case against Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson

  Lawyer encourages City Council to use powers to investigate Cleveland mayor after assault charges weren’t filed by city prosecutor against grandson

  Truck belonging to Cleveland mayor’s grandson towed away after police questioned murder suspect

  Questions mount over police disciplinary procedures after 19 News uncovers history of suspensions against accused Cleveland officer

  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