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
  • After dangerous crash, first responders urge public to follow emergency response protocol

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An IMPD officer and another driver remain hospitalized after a violent crash on the city’s west side. The officer was responding to a hold-up alarm and had lights and sirens activated. Police said the driver hit the officer’s car when she was approaching an intersection. Sgt. Chris Wilburn said the female officer followed proper emergency protocol when entering the intersection. He said that means intersections are closed lane by lane, making sure there’s no oncoming traffic before […]

  • New system connects drug users to treatment facilities with open beds

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new interactive system that connects drug users with treatment facilities was announced today. The goal of the database is to make the process easier for drug users in desperate need of care. Carolyn Kaflik is seven years sober, but remembers the struggles she faced to find a treatment facility. “It was very challenging for several years,” she said. Kaflik was addicted to heroin and cocaine. When she made the decision to finally get help, her options […]

  • Downtown businesses want INDOT to rethink split project plans

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There’s a new push from downtown businesses opposing the construction of the I65/70 split project. Many business owners are concerned the project plans could mean property values in a historic neighborhood would take a hit. “RETHINK 65/70 REBUILD IT RIGHT” signs can be seen scattered along downtown streets and in storefronts in Fountain Square. “I’ve continued to really believe in the neighborhood,” said Invoke Yoga Studio owner Amy Peddycord. She bought signs for outside her business and […]

  • Delaware County deputies believe fake private investigator is preying on missing woman’s family

    MUNCIE, Ind. – After more than four years since the disappearance of a Muncie woman, her family is hoping new leads could be answers. Ashley Morris Mullis, 27, disappeared in September 2013. Since then, The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has received hundreds of tips about Ashley’s possible whereabouts. Recently though, those tips have been increasing, but not all of them come with substance. In September 2017, a psychic led the family to bones in the Eaton area. The bones were discovered […]

  • Police: Insurance scam could lead to home burglaries

    SHARPSVILLE, Ind. – Police are sending out a warning to homeowners about a new scam that could lead to a burglary. The Sharpsville Town Marshal’s Office is investigating after a man was caught taking pictures of a home for a fake insurance company. The homeowner told Marshal Ray Sheppard that the man told him he was from Mutual Reliable Insurance. Sheppard said he doesn’t believe that insurance company exists. The homeowner then asked the man for credentials, which he couldn’t […]

  • CDC report: Rate of overdose patients increasing in Indiana emergency rooms

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A new report from the CDC shows Indiana overdose numbers are higher than ever and it’s having an impact on local emergency rooms. In hospital emergency rooms alone, the CDC reports Indiana had a 35% increase in patients being treated from opioid overdoses from July 2016 through September 2017. “With a lot of these patients, it’s not the first time that they’re suffering from these problems,” said IU Health Trauma Surgeon, Dr. Jamie Coleman. Dr. Coleman said […]

  • Nearly 2 years after deputy’s death, Howard County Sheriff offers support to Boone County

    HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. – As the Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to mourn the loss of Deputy Jacob Pickett, they’re getting a lot of help and support from other law enforcement agencies across central Indiana. One law enforcement agency knows all too well the pain of losing a deputy in the line of duty. On March 20, 2016, Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz was shot and killed while serving a search warrant. Sheriff Steve Rogers said the moment he heard […]

  • Fentanyl overdose death prompts drug prevention classes in Hancock County high schools

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — Students in Hancock County high schools are getting special lessons this week to teach them the realities of opioid addiction and overdose. The program, which is new for the county, comes after a student died earlier in 2018 from a fentanyl overdose. The Hancock County Prosecutors Office, Community Health, and Overdose Lifeline are teaming up to reach hundreds of Hoosier students. The lessons focus specifically on heroin addiction prevention. In January, 16-year-old Jacob Root died from […]

  • Lawrence police officer discusses inseparable bond between handler and K9

    LAWRENCE, Ind.– A Lawrence police officer says the bond between K9s and their handlers is not only strong, but unbreakable. Officer Matthew Hickey has been with his partner, Axel, for three years and says they’re inseparable. Officer Hickey says Axel has developed a special relationship with him and his family. “To the dog, the handler is his entire life,” said Officer Hickey. Fallen Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett and his K9, Brik, were partners for two years. Deputy Jacob Pickett’s […]

  • Neighbors taking restoration of neglected, crumbling bridge into their own hands

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A historic bridge on the near east side is crumbling to pieces. Now, neighbors are taking the dangerous problem into their own hands. The bridge over Pogue’s Run is a major connector for popular parks and a place where residents spend their time outdoors. After asking the city to help fix the bridge, neighbors are now pulling together their resources and looking for help to fund the repairs. The bridge was built in 1903. It’s considered a […]