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
  • Hamilton County crews quickly repair highway potholes

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – Crews in Hamilton County are working around the clock to fix potholes. On Thursday, crews filled nine work orders, that could include dozens of potholes in each order. Hamilton County Highway Public Relations Coordinator Brandi Tarner said if they get a call about a pothole, a crew goes out within 24 hours to patch it. That includes a section of 96th St., where crews spent time filling with a cold mix. Tarner said the hot mix, […]

  • Sunday Sales Push Comes Up Empty

    Central Indiana wine, liquor retailers scramble to prepare for Sunday sales

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Sunday alcohol sales bill is officially on its way to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk. After much debate, Hoosiers will be allowed to buy beer, liquor, and wine on Sundays. Governor Holcomb said he has a pen on his desk and is ready to sign the bill into law. Hours for Sunday sales will be from 12-8 p.m. The first day for Sunday sales is expected to be next Sunday, March 4. That means some local business […]

  • Convicted felon involved in shooting outside Muncie bar sought by police

    MUNCIE, Ind. — Police say a convicted felon just released from prison ended up in the middle of a shootout in Muncie after getting his hands on a gun. Police are now searching for Chandler Harris. He’s accused of being involved in a shooting outside Uggly’s Bar and Grille early Sunday morning. Harris was just released from federal prison last month on weapons charges. Police believe he fired shots that injured a man and a woman, who remain in the […]

  • Franklin dance studio fights back against the flu after students fall ill

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – A Franklin dance studio owner is taking extra steps to keep her studio germ-free after dozens of students caught the flu. Amanda Nixon said a lot of little hands and feet go through the front doors of Le Rose Dance Academy on a daily basis. “We’ve got about 250 kids that come through here in four days, plus siblings, and the parents that come in, so there are a lot of germs that come in and out,” […]

  • Clinton County family fighting for justice for two daughters killed by speeding driver

    CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – A Clinton County family is fighting back against a request that could mean their daughters accused killer would get less time. “I’m thankful for my doggy, pop tarts, and Jesus, because he made all my friends, and my parents, because they always say ‘I’ll never let anything happen to you.'” Todd Fullerton can barely hold back the tears as he reads the words his little girl wrote on an art project years ago. The words now, […]

  • Indiana school districts discuss active shooter training protocol after Florida shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After 17 people were killed in a tragic shooting at a Florida high school, many Indiana school districts are discussing their active shooter training protocol. According to the Indiana Department of Education (DOE), districts are required to conduct one “man-made occurrence drill” each semester. Those drills could include bomb treats, knife threats, or active shooter training. It’s up to each district to decide which of the drills they choose per semester. Some districts do more than one […]

  • Muncie police ask public to help ID suspects in video of brazen Victoria’s Secret theft

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A group of thieves were caught on surveillance video walking into a Victoria Secret store at the Muncie mall, swiping nearly everything off a table and quickly putting it into bags. The theft happened last week. Police said the group walked into the store earlier in the day and harassed an employee. The employee called mall security and the group left. “Their behavior or their conduct was suspicious to the employee, so the employee was going to […]

  • 3-year-old girl in Muncie dies after testing positive for flu

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A 3-year-old girl in Muncie died after testing positive for the flu, according to Delaware County coroner Scott Hahn. Hahn says currently the cause of death is pneumonia, but the girl, named Alivia Viellieux, had a positive influenza A test. He will be able to confirm flu as the official cause of death once a medical exam is complete. She would have turned four years old in March. Alivia’s mother, Aabriey Viellieux told FOX59 she brought her […]

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    Experts: Prenatal care can make difference for babies of women addicted to drugs

    ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson mom is in jail on murder charges. Investigators said Kelli Leever Driskel’s baby died likely because of her drug use. The medical report showed the baby boy likely died from complications due to meth, fentanyl, and other opioids. In Madison County, health officials say there aren’t many services available specifically for pregnant women addicted to drugs. Many women must commit to getting clean and sober before being accepted into programs to help them care for […]

  • Hoosier health systems facing flu testing kit shortage

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Local health systems across central Indiana are facing flu test kit shortages. Health systems nationwide are also seeing impacts from a shortage of kits. Doctors’ offices, hospitals and urgent care centers at Hancock Regional Health are all out of flu test kits. Community Health also reports shortages in the testing screens. An increase in potential flu cases as well as changes made by the FDA to the kits are reasons for the shortage in supplies. “We’ve […]