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
  • Teen’s bed was feet away from where bullets hit northeast side home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A house on the city’s northeast side was hit with bullets overnight. The people who live in the home weren’t there, but caught a glimpse of the shooter driving away. The shooting happened between 11:30 and 12:00 Tuesday night near 42nd and Franklin Rd. The woman who owns the home doesn’t want to be identified but told CBS4 she was driving home from work when she heard the gunshots and saw someone driving away. She said it […]

  • FBI statistics show significant increase in officers intentionally killed in line of duty

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The FBI just released statistics for law enforcement officers killed and assaulted in the line of duty in 2016. The statistics highlight nationwide data on officers killed in the last few years. In total, 118 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016. Of those, 66 were killed intentionally. That’s a significant increase from 2015, where 41 officers were killed by criminal acts. Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz is one of those 66 officers. He […]

  • Students developing app to help with train traffic in Columbus

    Editor’s note: Columbus city leaders say 22 trains will run through Columbus each day. It was previously reported that the city would see an increase of up to 20 trains per hour. COLUMBUS, Ind. — More train traffic is set to hit Columbus soon. CSX expanded the railroad lines for longer and more frequent trains in the area. Upgrades were just finished on tracks from Louisville to Indianapolis. Twenty-two trains will run through Columbus each day. Now, the city is […]

  • Delaware County sheriff discusses inmate ‘catch and release’

    MUNCIE, Ind. — A well-known drug dealer in Muncie was busted again just a few months after getting out of jail. It’s a cycle some call “catch and release.” Tyson McCoy is a familiar face to Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies. He was arrested in May of this year on drug dealing charges. He posted a $75,000 bond and quickly got out of jail. Then, on Thursday, McCoy was arrested again on cocaine dealing charges. His bond was set at $20,000. […]

  • Man arrested with thousands of dollars worth of drugs in Muncie has ties to Mexican drug cartel

    MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie Police arrested a man they say has ties to the Mexican drug cartel, and the amount of drugs he was trying to sell in central Indiana is shocking. On Thursday, Muncie Police arrested Pedro Correa. They received an anonymous tips to their drug task force line saying Correa would likely be in the area and dropping drugs off at a motel on the city’s South side. When police stopped his car, they found drugs in plain […]

  • New surveillance photos, evidence released in Angie Barlow case

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Nearly one year has passed since Indianapolis woman Angie Barlow went missing. Now, new evidence is being released in the case. Angie’s mom, Christina Kramer, said she just learned of some of the new evidence as well and, for the first time, saw surveillance images of Angie’s car leaving an apartment complex, which is the last place anyone saw her daughter alive. “I still just want to know why? Why?” asked Kramer. New details showed Angie received […]

  • Gun experts show how the modifications used in Vegas shooting work

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As more details emerge in the deadly and devastating attack in Las Vegas, new information is coming forward about the types of guns the shooter used. Investigators believe the suspect had 23 weapons and many of the guns used were modified. They also believe he used something called a bump stock on a handful of rifles. “It can increase the rate of fire, four or five fold,” said Tim Tomich, owner of Tim’s Shooting Academy in Westfield. […]

  • Police provide advice on what to do in active shooting situations

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As thousands of people scrambled to find safety during the shooting in Las Vegas, many of them had only seconds to decide what to do. Some people ran, while others huddled together on the ground, waiting for the shots to stop. Indiana State Police train schools, businesses and churches on what to do in active shooter situations. The situation in Las Vegas was very unique, but Sgt. John Perrine said it’s always important to have a plan. […]

  • Hospitals, law enforcement remain prepared for possible mass casualty situations

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The tragedy in Las Vegas is bringing up questions of safety and preparedness here at home in Indiana. Both hospitals and law enforcement train multiple times each year for mass casualty situations. Indianapolis has four Level 1 certified trauma centers. Those include Eskenazi Health, IU Health Methodist, Riley Children’s Hospital at IU Health, and St. Vincent Hospital. In Nevada, there is only one certified Level 1 trauma center. “I think the number that they saw in Las […]

  • Hoosiers hope for drug treatment programs funded by Medicaid

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With a deadline of next week, lawmakers in Washington are looking to pass a healthcare bill that would replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act. This new version, though, does not including funding that would support Medicaid coverage for drug addiction treatment. The news means hundreds of Hoosiers waiting to get into inpatient treatment facilities might be forced to wait even longer. You may remember Erica Watkins. We introduced you to her in May. Her son, Joey, died of […]