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
  • affordable healthcare

    Hoosiers hope for medicaid-funded drug treatment programs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With a deadline of next week, lawmakers in Washington are looking to pass a healthcare bill that would replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act. This new version, though, does not including funding that would support Medicaid coverage for drug addiction treatment. The news means hundreds of Hoosiers waiting to get into inpatient treatment facilities might be forced to wait even longer. You may remember Erica Watkins. We introduced you to her in May. Her son, Joey, died of […]

  • Downtown businesses react to fatal shooting in bar district

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man shot dead on a busy downtown street Thursday morning marks the 100th murder of 2017 in Indianapolis. The shooter is still on the run. Police heard the gunshots around 3:00 a.m., just as bars and clubs were closing for the night. Kilroy’s server, Brittany Flesher said she’s thinking twice before walking to her car alone after a long shift. She and other co-workers are encouraging each other to walk in groups. They also have security […]

  • westnilemosquito

    Delaware County Health Department sends message to residents concerned about West Nile

    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — After two confirmed deaths because of West Nile Virus in Indiana, some residents are concerned about where the victims contracted the deadly infection. The Indiana State Department of Health confirms one death in Allen County and one death in Delaware County, so far this year. The health department will not confirm the names of those who died, or specifically where the live, and many residents want to know why. “I’m curious if he went anywhere. Did […]

  • Indiana deputy accused of being involved in drug organization resigns; cases reviewed

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A Delaware County sheriff’s deputy accused of taking part in a massive drug organization has resigned and his cases are now under review. Deputy Jerry Parks submitted his resignation to Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley on Sunday. Sheriff Dudley accepted his resignation and Parks is no longer an employee, effective immediately. Parks was arrested last week on multiple drug charges. Police believe he was part of a massive drug organization ran by his nephew. It’s also believed […]

  • Neighbors say INDOT construction zone on I-69 is causing safety concerns

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – Residents who live along the I-69 expansion say they have some serious concerns about safety. The section spanning much of Morgan County is titled Section 5. Since the beginning of the month, the 8-mile stretch of I-69 has been reduced to single lanes from Chambers Pike to Legendary Rd. There are also multiple intersections where left-hand turns are restricted. In order to go north on I-69, residents have to head south to a turnaround point that’s […]

  • Fewer residents to be impacted after changes made to I-69 construction between Martinsville, Indy

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. — New changes were announced in the ongoing project to extend I-69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis. INDOT made changes to the plans after hearing input and concerns from residents who live in the counties where the construction will take place. INDOT Public Involvement Specialist Lamar Holliday said the changes mean fewer residents and business will be impacted. Initially, more than 600 residents and businesses were on the relocation list. Now, Holliday said 187 residents and 84 businesses […]

  • Bartholomew County residents voice concerns over income tax increase proposal

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – Bartholomew County residents gathered Tuesday night for the first of two meetings to discuss an income tax increase proposed by the county council. Many residents had mixed emotions about the proposal. Dozens shared their opinions during the public meeting. The council is proposing a .5 percent income tax increase. That would bring the total county income tax to .75 percent with .25 percent going directly to public safety. The public safety funds would aid in the […]

  • Homeland security officials urge Hoosiers to ‘see something, say something’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s been 16 years since the shocking and heartbreaking terror attacks on our nation on Sept.  11. Homeland security officials want to warn you that terrorism can happen anywhere and they want you to say something if you see something suspicious. “You never know what’s going to happen next. It’s certainly become, I hate to say more normal, but occurrences are happening more and more every day,” said John Erickson, Director of Public Affairs at Indiana Department […]

  • Social media posts cited as reason for change of venue request in Jason Brown case

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After a change of venue motion was filed by the attorney’s for the man accused of shooting and killing Lt. Aaron Allan, court records shed light on the reason for the request. It’s been a little more than a month since Southport Police Lt. Aaron Allan was shot and killed in the line of duty. The man who police say is responsible, Jason Brown, is facing murder charges. Now, Brown’s attorney is asking for the case to […]

  • Bartholomew County income tax increase proposed to help with jail issues

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. — After a scary weekend of incidents inside the Bartholomew County Jail, the sheriff is asking the county council for help and now, council members are responding. Sheriff Matt Myers said on Labor Day, an inmate kicked out a section of his cell, tearing the bottom of the grated door. The inmate then used the metal rods as weapons, throwing them at jail staff and injuring three staff members. Sheriff Myers said last weekend inmates also caused […]