About Me



Why, hello.

Anyone looking for a fun, passionate reporter, who loves all the animals? If you are, let me introduce myself. I’m Shannon and I’m a former reporter at a USA Today newspaper. I was part of the 1 percent layoffs that occurred across the network in September.

I’m not one to wallow. So I’m all ready for the next adventure.

I have a cat named Kandi to help entertain me. I’m more a dog person, but Kandi has been good to me so far. My sister’s dog helps keep me from adopting all the dogs at the animal shelter.

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, and I do it as much as I can. My grandparents live in Montana, and it’s one of the best places (there’s no humidity, guys!). I think it’s important to experience different areas of the country.

I’m also a professional Netflix binge watchers, as I assume everyone else is. And I have strong opinions about Friends. But I have been working on the Netflix addiction. My goal the past three years was to read 100 books in a year. I haven’t made it, but I keep trudging along. I think 2017 will be the year.

But like I said, news is my life. I’m a news junkie, hopefully like all other journalists, but I tend to find stories even when I’m not looking for them and try to start on them immediately.

I’m a huge fan of local elections. It’s one of my favorite things to cover and to watch. I helped organize a public forum and two debates that were live-streamed. Too. Much. Fun. Honestly, I loved doing it.