Shannon Hall



A little bit of everything. I work at the Lafayette Journal & Courier. My primary focus is covering Purdue University in non-sports news. I dabble in business writing, and I’m a huge fan of making my stories pop by adding different digital elements, such as maps, videos, embedding tweets. It’s all grand.

While I’ve lived in a college town before, Purdue is a different beast. I’m still getting to know the community and so far so good.


I extensively wrote about a Walmart Neighborhood Market and the town of Newburgh. Long story short —the historic town did NOT want a big box company to come in and ruin the little town.

During my stint at the Evansville Courier & Press, I was also the “trash” expert for Warrick County’s curbside trash and recycling program. Who knew so many people cared about what happened with their trash.

Two things I will never forget.


I firmly believe it’s important to read if you want to write for a living. So my goal every year is to read 100 books. This year is off to a good start. I just finished my 13th book. I commute to Lafayette every day, so this year, I’ve added audio books. It makes me look forward to my drives, and it’s adding more books to my shelf.