After attending the BCIT Broadcast Journalism program in 1996, Shannon started her broadcast career at CHNL Radio in Kamloops in 1997, where she was a news radio announcer and reporter.
In 1998, she moved back to the coast to work as a producer and reporter for CKNW 980 Radio. There she wrote, produced and broadcast numerous long-form documentaries and investigative reports, including "Mourning Mothers", which won her a Jack Webster Award for ‘Best Radio Feature' in 2001.
She joined CTV Vancouver in the fall of 2002.
Shannon specializes in real estate reporting and in 2007; she was nominated for a Jack Webster Award for ‘Business, Industry and Economics' for her work on the "Riverbend" pre-sale scandal.
She won the Webster Award in the same category in 2009 for her reporting on Vancouver's condo market crash. She was part of a team of reporters that won ‘Best News Reporting' in 2008 for CTV's investigation into the death of Robert Dziekanski.
Shannon considers the Olympics as the highlight of her career. In the months leading up to and during the games, she was CTV Vancouver's Olympic Business Reporter. She reported on everything from ticket and merchandise sales to how the games impacted local businesses. Her favourite moment was a live reporter on Granville Street where a crowd surrounded her and spontaneously starting singing "O' Canada".
Shannon is married and has two children.