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
  • Monroe County fire departments seek funds for expired breathing tools

    MONROE COUNTY, Ind. — Local fire departments in Monroe County are in desperate need of new equipment essential to fighting fires. Breathing apparatus systems for five different departments are set to expire next year. The systems include backpacks, masks, and oxygen tanks and bottles. They’re about 14 years old. When they expire in May 2019, fire fighters won’t be able to use them at all. “This is an essential part for fire service. If you don’t have this, you have […]

  • First public meeting Wednesday to gather public input, ideas for White River vision

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — An idea to revamp the White River could turn it into one of the largest accessible waterways in the nation. Leaders in Hamilton and Marion Counties are gathering input from members of the public on what they want to see in their neighborhoods. “We’re beginning to see ourselves as a city that is way more than the past. It is the opportunity to engage the river,” said Matt Carter, VP of Destination Development for Visit Indy. […]

  • Regional review finds leading cause of preventable child deaths is unsafe sleeping

    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — A review board studying child deaths across five Indiana counties last year found most of them were preventable. Many of the deaths were found to be the result of unsafe sleeping. The regional review board covers Delaware, Grant, Randolph, Jay and Blackford counties. It’s made up of law enforcement, county leaders, child advocates and medical professionals. In 2017, there were 24 child deaths in those counties alone. The group reviewed 16 of those cases and found […]

  • Thorntown couple’s home burglarized days before their wedding

    THORNTOWN, Ind. – Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a string of recent home burglaries in the rural Thorntown area, including one couple’s home who was set to get married just days later. Investigators are looking into at least seven recent reports of thefts from homes. Most of the burglaries are happening during the daytime and many homeowners reported forced entry such as doors being kicked in. “I came home from work at around 2:00 and noticed […]

  • Multiple near drowning incidents on Fourth of July

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Family celebrations on the Fourth of July quickly took a terrifying turn after multiple children were pulled from the water. A 4-year-old Muncie girl was rescued after nearly drowning at Prairie Creek Reservoir. First Responders said she was playing in the sun and went into the water to cool down, but suffered from heat exhaustion. Medical personnel were able to quickly save the girl who is expected to be okay. Earlier, a 2-year-old boy was reported missing […]

  • Indiana to start including missing, endangered children in Silver Alerts

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new law going into effect on July 1 will include missing endangered children under a new category for Silver Alerts. The new law will include adults currently eligible as part of the current Silver Alert program and add children and teens that have a mental illness, intellectual disability, or another physical or mental disability. Silver Alerts could be issued for any missing child who is incapable of returning to their residence without assistance. Authorities said there […]

  • INDOT encouraging drivers to plan detour routes before I-65 construction begins Sunday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A major interstate project is set to begin on Sunday that will close down parts of I-65 for more than one month. INDOT will repave seven bridges along the interstate during the project. During that time, INDOT says they will close southbound I-65 between the I-65/I-465 interchange on the northwest side. Before the project begins, INDOT wants Hoosiers to plan ahead and practice using detours. INDOT has multiple signs up along the interstate as well as a push […]

  • Lawrence man has multiple vehicles stolen from driveway

    LAWRENCE, Ind. – A Lawrence man says someone took off with his car during the middle of the night and this isn’t the first time he’s had vehicles stolen from his driveway. Kenneth Williams said he woke up Thursday morning to find his 2006 black Dodge Charger was gone. “I have both sets of my keys. They can’t start that vehicle without the code in the key,” Williams said. Williams believes the thieves smashed a window, then used a wrecker […]

  • Former Ball Memorial Hospital nurse arrested, accused of stealing opioids

    MUNCIE, Ind. — A former Ball Memorial Hospital nurse is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing pills. She’s the fourth nurse since last March charged with taking medications from the hospital. On Thursday, Rose Johnson turned herself in to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office on multiple charges. She posted a $15,000 bond and was released. According to court records, a drug diversion investigator with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found Johnson was stealing medications […]

  • Bird continues scooter operations despite request from Indianapolis officials

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An electric scooter company is responding one day after officials with The City of Indianapolis sent a letter asking them to suspend operations downtown. On Tuesday, Department of Business and Neighborhood Services Interim Director Brian Madison sent a letter to Bird asking them to suspend operations for 30 days. In the letter, the City cites “a number of public safety, legal, and regulatory concerns about the scooters.” Representatives with Bird said they have received the letter from the […]