Important message for Lafayette-area viewers about FOX59

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
  • Cyber expert explains internet privacy concerns after House pulls plug on FCC regulations

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A vote Tuesday in Washington dismantled online privacy regulations previously set in place by the FCC. The regulations would have prevented internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from selling your personal information on marketplaces and to start-up companies. FOX59 spoke to IU Bloomington Cyber Security Program Chair Scott Shackelford about what it now means for you when you’re browsing online. Shackelford said those companies can access information like your browsing habits, but also dates important to you, […]

  • New courtroom dog helps children involved in abuse, neglect cases

    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — The Court Appointed Special Advocate Team (CASA) in Delaware County is getting a new member. After years of training, the four legged member starts her new job this week. Frankie is an English black lab. She’s one of only two dogs in Indiana trained specifically to help ease the fears of children in courtrooms. Frankie will be in the courtroom during juvenile, criminal abuse and neglect cases, and interviews where a child might have a difficult […]

  • Randolph County recovery support group gets help from Boston leader

    WINCHESTER, Ind. — Dozens of arrests and overdoses are plaguing a Randolph County community. The heroin epidemic is reaching a point where many people are saying it’s unbearable. “I’m so tired of watching people die,” said Tammy Pruitt. She is the founder of Faith, Hope and Healing, an organization that brings addiction support groups together, hoping to heal both those struggling and their families. One group, called Brianna’s Hope, meets regularly in seven counties across central Indiana. The group has […]

  • IN Focus: What’s next for Healthy Indiana Plan?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act failed in Congress, what’s next for the Healthy Indiana Plan? The bill’s defeat in Washington has ramifications across the country, and here in Indiana. The proposed American Health Care Act was hotly debated here at home. Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-IN) spoke for the first time about his support for the GOP plan Thursday, sending a letter to lawmakers in Washington, urging them to vote yes on the plan. […]

  • Governor Holcomb encourages lawmakers to vote ‘yes’ on American Health Care Act

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A vote that was scheduled to take place in the House on Thursday night has been delayed. Reports state the vote on a new health care plan that could have replaced the Affordable Care Act was in jeopardy of failing. The new plan, The American Health Care Act has been hotly debated among lawmakers in Washington and here at home. Governor Eric Holcomb (R) spoke for the first time about his support for the new plan. He sent […]

  • Know what your insurance policy covers before severe weather strikes

    KOKOMO, Ind. — During Severe Weather Preparedness Week, insurance agents say it’s the perfect time to look over to policy to make sure you’re covered in a disaster. In Kokomo, homeowners know all too well about the battles you might endure paying for damages after a tornado or flood. American Family Insurance Agent Roxanne Kronk said she usually gets slammed with calls, only after a disaster strikes. “Usually you go to the doctor once a year for a physical, you […]

  • Kokomo residents still recovering after August tornadoes

    KOKOMO, Ind. — Dozens of Kokomo residents are still picking up the pieces after tornadoes ripped through their community in August. This week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The residents of Kokomo know all too well about both preparing and cleaning up. Even 7 months after the damaging tornadoes, Amanda Burkett’s home has a lot that needs to be repaired. “Both garages were destroyed, the windows busted, siding torn off, the fence was gone, the pool was messed up, the car,” […]

  • Community honors fallen Howard County deputy Carl Koontz on one-year anniversary

    HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. – Today marks one year since Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Koontz was killed in the line of duty. He was shot in the early morning hours of March 20, 2016 while trying to serve arrest and search warrants at the home of suspect Evan Dorsey. Dorsey shot also shot Sergeant Jordan Buckley before he killed himself. Koontz left behind his wife Kassie and their young son Noah who was just 8-months-old when his father was killed. […]

  • Revised IMPD pursuit policy in the works

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After a year of reviews, for the first time, we’re hearing IMPD is nearing completion on a revised pursuit policy. This comes less than a day after another police chase ended in a crash with people getting hurt, including an innocent woman who was rushed to the hospital. In November 2016, IMPD announced they would be looking into changing their pursuit guidelines. Now, Sgt. Kendale Adams said the new plan is getting closer to completion. He stresses, it’s […]

  • New flow system cuts down on patient wait time in Hancock Regional Hospital ER

    GREENFIELD, Ind. — Emergency room wait times can be long and stressful for you and your family when you need immediate care. One hospital is looking to cut down on some of that stress by creating a new flow system, allowing patients to be seen by a doctor sooner. Hancock Regional Hospital doctors, nurses, and technology staff developed the Split Flow system. It works by using triage for patients and determining if they are in critical need of care or […]