Shannon joined the 19 News team in September 2020, as the weekend evening anchor/reporter.
She’s no stranger to lake effect rain or snow, as she comes to Cleveland after being the weekend morning anchor/reporter on the other side of Lake Erie in Buffalo, NY.
Hailing from the south side of Chicago, Shannon began her journalism career in high school by working and writing for a teen publication called True Star Magazine.
While working at True Star, she gained the experience of covering local stories, specifically issues affecting teens, along with meeting and interviewing various celebrities.
Shannon graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She’s worked as a reporter in almost every time zone, starting at WIFR in Rockford, IL — with stops in Omaha, NE, and Fresno, CA.
She currently covers everything from breaking news to human interest stories across Northeast Ohio. She loves to connect with viewers and is always thankful to them for allowing her in their private space during some of their most difficult times.
As she reports various stories, her goal isn’t just to report the story and get answers, but to connect with viewers and communities both on and off air.
In her spare time, Shannon enjoys singing, dancing, trying new restaurants, finding new music, and watching television crime documentaries and shows like Law & Order SVU.
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