Shannon’s 20-plus years in television news has taken him to newsrooms in Arkansas, Missouri, Salt Lake City, Boston and for the last 10 years, Jacksonville, Florida. Hehas covered some of the most significant stories of a generation including 9/11, the Catholic Church crisis and the Rhode Island nightclub fire and anchored from such historic events as NASA’s final shuttle launch and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
On nights off, weekends and sometimes even between newscasts, Shannon performs as a singer-songwriter. He has recently shared the bill with Wilco, Night Ranger, Steve Forbert and Martin Sexton. But don’t get with wrong idea, Shannon is a serious political wonk, hard-news guy…just with a guitar.
Shannon is married with two daughters. He drove to Denver from Jacksonville with his dog Ollie and is still kind of tired from it.