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

  Tech support scams on the rise as impostors pretend to be companies like Apple

  ‘Our number one goal is to get people to pay their child support’: Authorities arrest parents accused of not paying thousands

  Prosecutors track down NEO parents accused of not paying thousands in child support

  FTC warns of utility scammers during Ohio’s winter season

  Scam Squad: FTC warns of car wrap scams

  Community Police Commission to hold listening session on pursuits following death of 13-year-old East Cleveland girl

  Ohio business inundated with scam emails, Scam Squad issues warning

  Losing millions with a click of a button. Scam Squad issues warning to NEO businesses over ‘spoofed’ email accounts

  Port Clinton homeowner speaks about layout of chimney where body of Harley Dilly was discovered

  47 million robocalls sent to Northeast Ohio phones in just 1 month -- every one was illegal and now the FTC is suing

  BBB warns of fake delivery scams

  Security experts warn parents of Santa texting apps

  Cuyahoga County Scam Squad cautions public on scammer’s favorite tool

  Cyber experts warn smart devices are always listening

  Proposed Ohio law could help students with life-threatening food allergies

  Cuyahoga County Scam Squad warns ‘Secret Sister’ Facebook gift exchange is illegal

  Scam Squad of Cuyahoga County warns of fake online companies selling puppies

  Man who drove into oncoming traffic in failed suicide attempt sentenced to life for murder

Online shopping warning: ‘It pays to be very careful when you are shopping online’

  Ohio police on the lookout for drugged and drunken drivers this ‘Blackout Wednesday’

  Man found guilty of murder after failed suicide attempt triggered deadly crash in Willoughby Hills

  Lake County jury to decide if man was mentally unstable or suicidal in fatal crash

  Woman falls victim to ‘minister scam,' and now she’s speaking out

  NEO communities could be getting thousands of lawsuit dollars for drug treatment and prevention programs

  Minister scam leaves woman out hundreds of dollars

  19 News introduces you to the Scam Squad

  19 News partners with organization to protect you from scams

  'It was definitely a trigger’: Audio recordings detail what man told police after apparent suicide turned to alleged murder

  ‘I couldn’t even commit suicide right’: Trial continues for man accused of intentionally crashing car into oncoming traffic, killing driver

  Despite new law, Ohioans struggle to get lifesaving prescription refills: ’I shouldn’t have to beg for a drug that’s going to keep my daughter alive’