Shannon Cake - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Shannon Cake

Born: Ft. Knox, Kentucky
Raised: Around the World (Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and 8 states in the U.S.A)

University of Alabama
Double-Major: Journalism & Political Science
Minor: Japanese

Work Experience:
WUAL-FM Tuscaloosa, AL: Reporter & Anchor
Alabama Radio Network: Mobile, AL: Anchor/Producer
WMBB Panama City, FL: Morning and Midday Anchor and Producer & Temporary Weather Girl
WPTV West Palm Beach, FL: Investigative Reporter & 5 P.M. Anchor

Shannon's reporting has been recognized by several organizations.

* NATAS Emmy Awards (Suncoast Chapter): 2003, 2004 (nominee), 2005, 2006 and 5-time Emmy award winner in 2007.
* RTNDA Regional 2008 Edward R. Murrow Award/News Documentary
* SPJ Regional Green Eyeshade Award- 2007 finalist
* SPJ Florida Chapter
* MADD Media Awards 2004
* Florida Associated Press
* Alabama Associated Press

Shannon's work has changed policies in guardrail protection along Florida's busiest roadways, pushed local legislation that has influenced restaurant cleanliness, and exposed government waste when it comes to Medicare spending.

Like most army dependents, Shannon grew up moving wherever and whenever Uncle Sam directed. She has lived in eight states and three foreign countries. Her interest in Journalism flourished while studying at the University of Alabama. She started her career in radio news working for an NPR affiliated station. She moved into television news when she was hired at WMBB-TV in Panama City, FL. An opportunity with Contact 5 at WPTV News Channel 5 drew her to West Palm Beach in 1996. Years later, she met a great guy, fell in love and married. Shannon and her husband live in Palm Beach County where they enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities together. They are expecting their second child this summer. Shannon loves reading, working out and the beautiful South Florida sunsets!

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