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
  • Drug task force agents seeing more ‘poly drug trafficking cases’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new trend among drug dealers and users is causing serious concerns for law enforcement and health professionals. Experts say they’re seeing more dealers selling bundles of different types of drugs at once. The DEA calls it “poly drug trafficking.” Last month, Lucas Martinez, a Muncie dad, was arrested after police found marijuana, heroin, crystal meth, cocaine, and pills in his baby’s crib. Undercover agents said the days of dealers having a “specialty drug” are gone. “If […]

  • Repeat drug offender accused of hiding drugs in baby’s crib

    MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man accused of hiding drugs in his baby’s crib is a repeat drug offender with multiple previous drug convictions, records show. Lucas Martinez was arrested last month on multiple drug charges including dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, two charges of possession of a controlled substance and neglect of a dependent. Undercover deputies with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said they tacked […]

  • Muncie police: Fatal stabbing crime scene looked like horror movie

    MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie Police are now describing in detail what they saw during an investigation Thursday into a fatal stabbing. One officer described the scene as the most gruesome she’s seen in her entire career. Jaylin Ammon was arrested on murder charges. Police say he walked up to him a short time after they were dispatched to the shooting in the 200 block of W. 7th St. Police said Ammon was covered in blood and wasn’t wearing shoes or […]

  • Monroe County Community Schools short dozens of drivers

    MONROE COUNTY, Ind. — Another school district is facing a shortage of drivers and school bus scheduling issues. The Monroe County Community School Corporation started classes Wednesday with a critical shortage of drivers. Parents told CBS4 their kids were hours late arriving to school. One dad said his child didn’t get home until 6 p.m. after school. Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) Transportation Director Nathan Oliver said those issues are not part of normal back to school delays. For […]

  • Muncie police asking community for donations for new K9 officers

    MUNCIE, Ind. — A city battling a heroin epidemic needs more crime fighting tools. The Muncie Police Department is looking to add four K9s to the force, but at thousands of dollars a piece, these highly trained drug sniffing dogs aren’t cheap and the department is hoping the community will chip in to help foot the bill. In a city like Muncie, with a high drug crime rate, you would think there would be a full force of K9s. So […]

  • Many parents still frustrated with Muncie busing system

    MUNCIE, Ind. — Some parents in Muncie are fed up with the district’s busing system after school was canceled for two days to sort out the issues. Some parents said the bus never picked up their child from school and were told to bring them to school. One mother said she was an hour late to work because the bus never came to her home and she had to drop her daughter off at school. Last week, Muncie Community Schools […]

  • Delphi tip line leading to dozens of unrelated arrests

    DELPHI, Ind. – Looking for leads in the deaths of two Delphi teens, a call on the tip line led to a cold case arrest in Cass County. While being questioned about the deaths of Abigail Williams and Liberty German, Kevin Sellers admitted he killed his uncle 10 years ago. Investigators with Indiana State Police said this isn’t the first time they’ve solved unrelated cases thanks to tips on the Delphi line. In fact, they’ve solved between 20-25 separate cases. […]

  • Dozens of road closures impacting Hamilton County this month

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — Drivers have been dealing with traffic headaches in Hamilton County for months, and it’s only going to get worse. Dozens of new road closures will start this month, impacting commutes. At different times in August, Hamilton County will have 17 different road closures. Thirteen of them are in Carmel. Mayor Jim Brainard said he understands the frustrations with road closures, but knows the long-term impact will be more efficient and safer for everyone on the road. […]

  • State correctional food services worker in Miami County busted for smuggling cigarettes for inmate

    MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. – A food services worker at the Miami Correctional Facility was caught smuggling cigarettes for an inmate. Christina Layman was arrested on charges of trafficking with an inmate. Court records show another officer saw her handing a package to an inmate. The officer also found another package in the kitchen. When she was interviewed, records state Layman admitted to kissing the inmate. She also told authorities “It was just tobacco. It was only tobacco.” County sheriff’s met […]

  • Police warn of drug-laced candy as students head back to school

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Last week, police in Columbus arrested four people after reports they were selling drugs that look like candy. The men arrested include Parker R. Broady, 21, Darrion G. Phillips, 18, and Terrell A. Davis, 18. The fourth suspect is 17 years old. Police are sending a warning to parents in the area before school starts in less than two weeks. “It’s important that parents understand, yes, this substance is out there,” said Columbus Police Department Lt. Matt Harris. This is […]