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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
  • DPW commits more than $27 million to city stormwater projects

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A major transformation is happening to some Indianapolis neighborhoods this year. Most of the work, you won’t even see though. A multi-million dollar project is in the works to fix some major issues with flooding. The work is already underway to fix drainage issues in neighborhoods like 40th Street and Butler Avenue. It’s an area that’s seen a lot of improvement and development, while streets and drains have remained old. DPW is committing $27,345,000 to dozens of […]

  • Sunscreen prohibited in certain schools without written permission

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — No sunscreen at school unless you have a written note. That’s according to a strange law across the nation preventing some kids from having sunscreen at school. It’s all because the FDA considers sunscreen a drug. In Indiana, the decision is left to individual school districts on allowing children to bring sunscreen to school. Most allow it, but only with written notes from a doctor or parent. IU Health Dermatologist, Dr. Melanie Kingsley said it can take […]

  • Doctors warn of caffeine use in heat following 16-year-old boy’s death

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After a seemingly healthy, 16-year-old boy died from drinking an excessive amount of caffeine in a short amount of time, doctors are warning people to limit their caffeine drinks, especially in the heat. Dr. Daniel Rusyniak, Medical Director for Indiana’s Poison Center, says while this case is rare, they often see people in emergency rooms suffering from symptoms of too much caffeine. “It increases acid secretion in the stomach, so people start to get stomach pain. They’ll start to […]

  • Local security company offers tips to protect yourself from new global ransomware attack

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new ransomware attack is being called the world’s largest cyber attack. It’s called “WannaCry” and it has hit more than 150 countries and gained 200,000 victims including large companies like FedEx and Nissan. A “stop trigger” put in place might slow down the process of the virus, but security experts say it might come back with a vengeance. Hackers will gain access to computers files and threaten users to pay $300 or those important files will […]

  • Indiana one of 7 states with higher than average Hepatitis C rates

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new report released from the CDC highlights dramatic increases in cases of Hepatitis C nationwide and Indiana is one of 7 states with higher than average numbers. The report shows numbers of patients infected tripled from 2010 to 2015. In 2010, the CDC reports there were 850 cases of Hepatitis C. In 2015, that number jumped to about 2,500 cases. The Indiana State Department of Health reports 181 cases of Hepatitis C last year, with around […]

  • After 2 years, still no leads in fatal Pendleton Pike motorcycle crash

    LAWRENCE, Ind. — Two years and still no solid leads on who was driving the car that hit and killed 26-year-old Jonathan Macklin. He was riding his motorcycle on Pendleton Pike on May 10, 2015 when a white SUV pulled out in front of him. The driver hit and killed Macklin and took off. Since then, the driver has not been caught. The crash was caught on surveillance video. Police said they’ve received hundreds of tips, some even leading investigators […]

  • Community leaders hoping teens will seek involvement instead of violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After a 17-year-old was shot and killed and two other students were critically injured over the weekend, community leaders are organizing a prayer vigil to honor the teens and encourage others to stop the increase in recent violence. Angel Mejia-Alfaro was killed in a parking lot near W. 38th St. and Moller Rd. The other two students that were shot were identified as 19-year-old Darius Moore and 18-year-old Dijon Anderson. Reverend Malachi Walker said he’s concerned teen violence […]

  • Increased police presence announced on Pendleton Pike after fatal crashes

    LAWRENCE, Ind. — Police from multiple agencies are stepping up their patrols along Pendleton Pike after a series of fatal crashes. There have been 7 fatal crashes on Pendleton Pike since last year. You’ll see law enforcement from IMPD, ISP, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrence Police on the stretch of road. They’re calling it “Operation Speed Strip.” In the next few months, about 10 additional officers will be on the roads. They’ll be pulling over drivers for speeding and […]

  • Lawsuit alleges unequal early voting practices in Marion County

    MARION COUNTY, Ind. — A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges Marion County participated in unequal and unfair early voting practices. The lawsuit filed by Common Cause IN and NAACP is requesting Marion County to offer more locations for voters to cast their ballots early. Currently, Marion County only has one early voting location, The City County Building. During early voting this year, lines were out the door. Common Cause IN Policy Director Julia Vaughn said the practices are unconstitutional. “The county […]

  • $10 million of aid goes into effect to battle opioid crisis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Funding that will aid in battling the state’s opioid epidemic went into effect Monday. $10.9 million was awarded to the state as part of the 21st Century Cures funding. Some of the funds will go towards treatment facilities and purchase of Naloxone kits for health departments. The funding will also support developing a strategic plan to curb the war on drugs. Here’s a breakdown of where the funds will go: $7.6 million- Expansion of residential/detox programs and programs […]