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
  • New bill being drafted that would require tracking system for sexual assault kits

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After it was discovered that thousands of sexual assault kits were left untested, lawmakers are researching ways to improve a system for tracking them. A state-wide audit showed more than 2,500 kits haven’t been tested. That’s about half of all kits currently sitting in law enforcement offices. Indiana State Police sent a packet of information to counties in July, asking them to report their sexual assault kit numbers by late October. The numbers came from kits waiting […]

  • Indianapolis doctor pleads guilty to obstruction in fertility case, receives no jail time

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A former Indiana doctor who used his own sperm to impregnate patients without their knowledge pleaded guilty to obstruction in the case Thursday and received no jail time. Our media partners at FOX59 first broke the story in 2015. A woman who thought she was an only child approached Angela Ganote after learning she had at least eight biological brothers and sisters. In court this afternoon, Dr. Donald Cline, 79, pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of […]

  • Excitement builds for NBA All-Star Game and Indy’s growth

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A major announcement on Wednesday is welcoming not only for sports fans, but also for businesses. In a press conference held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Pacers organization officials, city leaders and NBA officials gathered to discuss details of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game that will take place in the Circle City. Securing a major sporting event like the NBA All-Star Game isn’t easy. It’s been more than 30 years since Indianapolis has hosted this event. Organizations like […]

  • Teen parents could be charged as adults in Greenfield baby neglect case

    GREENFIELD, Ind. — The four defendants in a disturbing child neglect case appeared in Hancock County Court on Tuesday. The 8-week-old baby has been released from the hospital after doctors noted life-threatening injuries when he was brought in at just six weeks old. Heath Kimberlin and Pearl Holland are both charged with neglect. The baby’s teenage parents are also charged this this case. On Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office filed a waiver to transfer the teens to adult court to face […]

  • Cold weather causes water main issues across Circle City

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cold temperatures are causing major issues for water mains in the city. On Sunday, a break on the city’s near southeast side left about two dozen homes without water for a few hours. CBS4 has learned that particular pipe is 80 years old. Dan Considine, the communications manager for Citizens Energy Group, said when the temperatures drop, the ground gets harder and water gets heavier. That eventually leads to more breaks. Citizens reports about 500 water main […]

  • Thick concrete may have prevented Mass Ave fire from spreading

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A fire this morning at a downtown building was put out by firefighters in less than 30 minutes. The flames and thick black smoke could be seen for miles. The fire happened at a building at Massachusetts Ave. and College Ave. that houses 23 condo units, restaurants and shops. Indianapolis Fire Department Investigators believe the fire started on the roof of the building. That’s where a renovation is being done. Penthouse units are also being renovated. Residents made […]

  • Hundreds of sex offenders across Indiana fail to update current addresses

    MUNCIE, Ind. — Hundreds of sex offenders across the state right now are unaccounted for and CBS4 is finding it’s extremely difficult to track them down. According to the state’s sex offender registry website, there are more than 300 non-compliant sex offenders. That means the sex offender failed to update their address or show up to the local sheriff’s office for regular check-ins. “When you find out they’re not living where they say they are, then you have to send […]

  • Change to fire-based EMS in Muncie could cost county paramedics their jobs

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A push to create a new city-based ambulance service in Muncie is creating some controversy. The new plans were introduced at Monday night’s city council meeting and it could mean some Delaware County EMS crews are out of a job. The council chambers were packed with county paramedics and their families. Dozens of residents spoke out against the new plans. “Everyone knows what the red ambulances look like when they see them. Everyone knows who we are,” […]

  • Hazmat situation highlights dangers of exposure to synthetic drugs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Four first responders were rushed to the hospital over the weekend after a Hazmat situation. It happened Saturday night on the city’s near west side when EMS and police were responding to an overdose call. Hazmat crews said the suspect dropped a powerful synthetic drug, believed to be fentanyl, on the floor of the ambulance. Three EMS workers and one police officer are out of the hospital after minor exposure to the drug. The case is highlighting […]

  • ‘See Tracks? Think Train’ campaign encourages drivers to be safe at railroad crossings

    EDINBURGH, Ind. —  A tragic accident in Edinburgh is promoting change. In November, 74-year-old Sharon Gobin was killed when her car collided with a train. Now, town leaders are pushing for more safety at railroad crossings. Edinburgh Police Chief David Mann was nearby when the crash happened. He said he remembered the horrific events clearly. “I recall hearing the train coming. I recall the horn as well as the sound,” he said. The woman’s death left a small community in […]