Born: Ft. Knox, KentuckyRaised: Around the World (Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and 8 states in the U.S.A)
Education:University of AlabamaDouble-Major: Journalism & Political ScienceMinor: Japanese
Work Experience:WUAL-FM Tuscaloosa, AL: Reporter & AnchorAlabama Radio Network: Mobile, AL: Anchor/ProducerWMBB Panama City, FL: Morning and Midday Anchor and Producer & Temporary Weather GirlWPTV 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.