Shannon Houser is a reporter for FOX59/CBS4. She joined the team in January 2015. She is excited to be in Indianapolis and back in the Midwest.

Before joining the FOX59/CBS4 team, Shannon was a reporter and anchor in Charleston, West Virginia where she covered the water crisis that left hundreds of thousands without water for days, including Shannon herself. She also worked as a reporter and anchor in Parkersburg, West Virginia. While shooting, writing, and editing her own work, Shannon won an AP Award for Extraordinary Coverage of a News Event.

Shannon grew up in Northeast Ohio. She attended The University of Akron and is a proud graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, where she was fortunate to watch LeBron James play early in his career.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys trying new restaurants, going to concerts, reading, and meeting new people. Shannon is also thrilled to take advantage of the Monon and Cultural Trails for long walks with her dog, Samoa.

Recent Articles
  • Court docs: Muncie man admits to promoting 15-year-old girl as prostitute to fund drug habit

    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — A Muncie man admitted to police he helped multiple women sell themselves for sex all to support his drug habit. One of them was a 15-year-old girl. Delaware County deputies said their investigation began when they responded to an ad on A deputy said the post offered a massage and the woman said she was 22-years-old. When the deputy scheduled the meeting, the person told him to go to an address located in Eaton, in […]

  • Building originally planned for Lawrence animal shelter given to development commission

    LAWRENCE, Ind. – A Lawrence building that was originally planned to be an animal shelter will be handed over to the city’s economic development commission. City leaders voted 6-2 to approve the transaction Wednesday night. The city of Lawrence currently doesn’t have an animal shelter. In 2013, multiple dogs were found dead inside the former shelter and a criminal investigation was started. “We had animals that suffered because they were in the shelter,” said Lawrence Mayor Steve Collier. In 2015, […]

  • Indianapolis is 1 of 12 cities joining federal public safety partnership

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a National Public Safety Partnership to combat violent crime on Tuesday. The plan includes 12 cities that are joining the Department of Justice’s new partnership. Indianapolis is on the list. The announcement comes during the opening session of a national summit. IMPD Chief Brian Roach and U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler are at the summit this week organized by the Attorney General’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. […]

  • Shoppers disappointed with liquidation sales at Marsh

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Shoppers rushing to score deals at 18 Marsh locations closing permanently were disappointed after finding out the deals weren’t as great as they expected. The supermarket chain announced the sale of 26 out of 44 remaining locations to 2 companies, including Kroger. The 18 stores not sold will close permanently and are having liquidation sales to get rid of remaining goods and supplies. Prices are between 10% and 30% off regular price, but many customers were walking […]

  • Ways to protect your home from possible lightning fires

    CARMEL, Ind. — Fire crews around central Indiana were busy during Tuesday’s afternoon storms. A fire destroyed a garage in Carmel and in Johnson County, a family’s house was destroyed. Both fires are likely due to lightning. While there’s no way to prevent your home from getting hit with lightning, there are many ways to keep it from catching fire. One option includes installing a lightning protection system on your roof. Rods are attached to the roof of a home. […]

  • Black tar heroin found during Indianapolis arrest

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis man was arrested this weekend after police found black tar heroin. Police say Scott Cook had the drugs and tried to toss them while being chased by officers. They ended up finding the plastic baggie with the drugs inside. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents said the drug isn’t new to the United States, but it’s been awhile since they’ve seen it in Indianapolis. Special Agent In Charge Greg Westfall said years ago, black tar […]

  • EMS crews prepare for hot weekend in Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — First responders are preparing for the weekend that’s expected to be the hottest of 2017, so far. With festivals and events planned around central Indiana, there’s the concern for dehydration and sun burns. CBS4 rode along with Indianapolis EMS while they responded to calls throughout the city. “I remember it being really hot that year. We had a lot of people that were getting overcome by the heat,” said district Lt. Doug Lackey. This time last year, […]

  • Gun stores see rise in Hoosiers looking for home protection

    WESTFILED, Ind. — Two deadly home invasions happened this week in Indianapolis. Each time, police say the homeowners shot and killed the intruders. The first one happened Tuesday at 75th and Hague Road in Castleton. Police said a teenage suspect broke a window and forced his way inside the home. A man, his wife, and 3-year-old child were sleeping. The second one happened Wednesday afternoon on the city’s East side near 30th and Mitthoeffer. Police said a mother heard someone […]

  • Westfield Police looking for cyclist involved in road rage incident

    WESTFIELD, Ind. —  Westfield Police are trying to find a cyclist they say is responsible for a violent road rage incident. It happened last week at the roundabout on E.161st St. and Carey Rd. Now, police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. Police won’t say what led to the road rage incident, but they’re looking to talk to a cyclist who may have attacked a woman driving a car. “We always ask that bicyclists always be mindful of […]

  • Officials investing in body scanners to stop trafficking in central Indiana jails

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — Two men died and a third is in the hospital after overdosing on heroin inside the Fayette County Jail. Fayette County Sheriff, Joey Laughlin said there was no way to know for sure if the suspect had drugs hidden in his body. That’s because the county doesn’t have a body scanner at the jail. More and more counties across central Indiana are investing in body scanners. Hamilton County has had theirs for about one year. Trafficking […]