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
  • Juvenile arrested, others sought in Cumberland online electronic sale thefts

    CUMBERLAND, Ind. — Police in Cumberland are warning people about the dangers of selling items to strangers you meet online. In the last few weeks, police have received about five reports of suspects stealing electronics from sellers that originate on apps like “OfferUp” and “letgo.” Cumberland Police Commander Chris Etherton said suspects have been reported stealing items like headphones, games, and phones. In all of the cases, police said the suspect agrees to meet the seller at Knoll Ridge Apartments […]

  • New camera on Lebanon school bus catches drivers passing illegally

    LEBANON, Ind. — Across the state each day, thousands of drivers pass school buses letting kids on and off. Now, one Central Indiana school district is hoping to catch those drivers in the act. Two months ago, Lebanon Community Schools installed a camera on the outside of a bus in a high traffic area route. So far, the cameras have caught more than 14 drivers passing the bus with its stop arm out. Bus driver, Joyce Summers said she’s seen […]

  • Indiana woman finds binder full of sensitive organ donor information

    FORTVILLE, Ind. – A woman searching for treasures in the trash found personal and sensitive information about Hoosier organ donors. She called CBS4 for help to track down the owner and find out how this could happen. “Sometimes you can find furniture and things like that on the side of the road with the vintage craze. It’s real nice to pick up something inexpensive and flip it,” said the woman, who doesn’t want to be identified. When she started looking […]

  • Convicted felon buys gun after passing background check, nearly kills Muncie man

    MUNCIE, Ind. — It should have never happened. A convicted felon passed a federal background check and bought two guns. Hours later, he shot and nearly killed a man. The night of the shooting It was a quiet Saturday night in Muncie.  Tony Ong, the manager of a small apartment complex, walked outside to greet tenants. Ong is known to be friendly and caring, not a typical manager who hounds tenants for their rent. Ong said he had a brief […]

  • Smart emergency system proves successful when boy calls 911 to report grandma’s collapse

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – A little boy called 911 after his grandma collapsed and dispatchers knew within seconds exactly where he was. It’s all part of a new system in Hancock County that’s proving to save lives. It was around 6 p.m. on May 1 when Kristeen Walker and her grandson, Joshua King, came back home from a hardware store. She was unloading heavy bags of mulch when she collapsed. She called out Joshua’s name and when he found her […]

  • Officials urge homeless Hoosiers to use addiction services after increase in overdoses

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — More than a dozen people overdosed within just a few short hours downtown on Saturday afternoon. First responders believe the patients were high on spice. At least ten of the people who overdosed over the weekend were staying at Wheeler Mission. This isn’t the first time there have been multiple overdoses in the area at once. In late January/early February, police investigated multiple overdoses, likely from Flakka. The drugs were being brought into the shelter. Now, three […]

  • Dog on long road to recovery after being shot, doused with bleach

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A dog has a long road of recovery after being shot in the eye, doused with bleach, and possibly stabbed. It happened somewhere in the area of 26th and MLK on the city’s near northwest side. The dog walked right into a post office and collapsed on the ground. He was bleeding badly and hanging on for his life. IMPD Officer Timothy Elliott was on patrol in the area. He said employees at the post office flagged […]

  • Lawrence police still searching for driver in hit-and-run that killed motorcyclist

    LAWRENCE, Ind. – Three years ago Thursday, a man was hit and killed on a motorcycle on Pendleton Pike. Police said the driver who hit him took off and that person has never been found. “It’s not fair that we have to live in the unknown and what if,” said the victim’s sister, Jamika Macklin. Each year gets more difficult for Jonathan Macklin’s family. The 26-year-old avid biker was killed on Pendleton Pike on May 10, 2015. The crash was […]

  • Police: Franklin man arrested, again, for offering students money for sex

    FRANLIN, Ind. – A former substitute teacher is accused of trying to pay for sex with teens, and this isn’t the first time he’s been investigated for similar crimes. “It was a similar case to this where he was getting in contact with juveniles,” said Jeff Merritt, a detective with the Franklin Police Department. Mihirbhai Patel, a former substitute teacher at Franklin Community High School, was charged in 2015 for promoting prostitution. Those charges were later dropped. But now, he’s […]

  • Muncie teen shot multiple times inside convenience store now recovering

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A Muncie teen is in the hospital after being shot multiple times inside a convenience store over the weekend and another teen is charged with firing those shots. Police were called to the store at the corner of E. Jackson St. and S. Hackley St. Saturday afternoon. Investigators said Deshawn Drye fired at least eight shots inside and outside the convenience store. The chaos sent people running and scrambling to get out of the store. Amareon Davis, […]