Shannon Davidson is thrilled to be back in her hometown doing what she loves. You can catch Shannon's live reports each morning on 19 Action News This Morning from 4:30-8am.
A graduate of Rocky River High School and Miami University, Shannon's career goal was always to return to Cleveland to report the news. "My family has been waiting a long time to turn on the television and see me, so all the hard work was worth it."
Shannon started her TV career right where she is now - at WOIO-WUAB. "I interned here in college, and then landed a production assistant/assignment editor position after I graduated. But I knew I wanted to report, and that meant I had to leave the nest."
She headed to WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, WV, where she wore many hats. Shannon produced, reported, anchored, shot her own video, and even rolled the tapes during the 11pm newscast. "It was definitely an experience, but I'm proud that I started out in a small market, and worked my way up."
Soon, Shannon found herself anchoring the morning and noon show at WEVV in bigger market Evansville, IN. Then, it was onto Louisville, KY, where she reported and anchored at WAVE-TV for three years. "I absolutely loved Louisville. The people were amazing, the community had so much to offer, and some of my career highlights include interviewing many celebrities at The Kentucky Derby." Shannon then moved onto WHP-TV in Harrisburg, PA, where in 2009, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Best Reporter Features/Human Interest."
In her spare time, Shannon likes to cook, entertain, workout, and spend time with her family and friends. You'll most likely catch her at several Indians, Browns, and Cavs games too!
Monday, June 17 2013 9:22 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:22:37 GMT
(CNN) - General Motors is recalling nearly 194,000 vehicles because of a fire danger. GM said water can get into an electronic module in the door, causing it to short circuit and catch on fire. The recallMore >>
GM said water can get into an electronic module in the door, causing it to short circuit and catch on fire.More >>
"Sesame Street" has helped kids deal with divorce, death and even hurricanes. The show is now introducing its first Muppet to have a dad in jail. 1 in 29 children in the U.S. has a parent behind bars. The Sesame Workshop has an online tool kit parents can use to help kids. More >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 1:36 PM EDT2013-06-11 17:36:50 GMT
The Boys & Girls Clubs' Race for Kids & Wellness Festival presented by Cleveland Clinic is a family-friendly combination of a 5K run, or a 1 mile run/walk, and a celebration of health! The event willMore >>
The Boys & Girls Clubs' Race for Kids & Wellness Festival presented by Cleveland Clinic is a family-friendly combination of a 5K run, or a 1 mile run/walk, and a celebration of healthMore >>
For the 2013-14 rankings, U.S. News surveyed 179 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send the sickest children.More >>