Shannon Ryan
Shannon Ryan is thrilled to join the ABC13 team!

Ryan spent the last four years at FOX 7 Austin working as a crime, courts and investigative reporter. She extensively covered Austin's reimagining public safety initiative, housing crisis, public corruption, legal system and violent crime. Ryan traveled to cover extreme weather and news on the border as part of FOX's O&O group. She started her career in Washington, D.C. working as an anchor, producer and multimedia journalist for DC News Now (DCW50.)

Ryan has worked as a television, print and photojournalist with bylines in the New York Times, ESPN, Associated Press and Washington Post.

Ryan is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. She earned degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. As a student, she interned for CBS News covering the 2016 presidential election from their Washington, D.C. bureau. She also covered the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro for the Associated Press through the Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Her work highlighting poor conditions for those living with disabilities in the city placed in the Hearst Multimedia News II Competition. Ryan was part of the university's international reporting program and traveled to Greece to cover technology used to track human smugglers. She also worked with the Big Ten Network, FOX 29 Philadelphia, ESPNU, and WNYT Channel 13.

Ryan is from Saratoga County, New York. She enjoys being active, spending time outdoors, travel, vegan food and yoga (she is a 200-hour RYT certified instructor!) She is the proud human to Mildred, her AustinPetsAlive! rescue pup. The two are excited to call Houston home.

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Shannon's Stories
'It's a wild thing' Action 13 happens upon New Caney community with dental-mold filled potholes
According to a resident in the area, he has suspicions about who is responsible for the DIY road repair job. That someone just happens to live in the area and works in the dental profession.
Harris County vows to sue state over targeted election laws
"The Texas Constitution is clear. The legislator can't pass laws that target one specific city or one specific county," County Attorney Christian Menefee said.
Parents charged in death of 2-year-old who reportedly fell down stairs
Now more than eight months after the incident, charges have been filed in what police officers called the toddler's suspicious death.
Driver suffered medical issue before crash that sent 2 cars into Brazoria Co. home, authorities say
During the medical episode, the driver hit a parked vehicle. One vehicle went into the home's garage, and the second vehicle hit the home, authorities said.
Driver claims self-defense in shooting of man in Midtown, but family believes this was 'preventable'
The person who police say shot the 32-year-old is claiming self-defense. Meanwhile, a family is railing against the state for neglecting their loved one who suffered from mental illness.
Houston police investigating latent self-defense shooting in Midtown parking garage
According to police, the victim who was found dead by officers reportedly tried to open a man's driver side door, who fired a weapon at him.
METRO bus hit during north Harris County pursuit that resulted in 2 arrests
The pursuit on Friday afternoon wasn't a long one, but folks riding public transit got a jolt due to a suspect hitting their bus.
Man accused of killing 5 of his neighbors in San Jacinto County goes before a judge Thursday
We got our first look at Francisco Oropeza in handcuffs and a jail uniform as he was flanked by deputies into the courthouse on Thursday. He stayed completely silent throughout the entire hearing.
Nurses disarm man who broke into Sharpstown-area retirement home with unloaded gun, police say
One nursing assistant who talked down the gunman says she's afraid to come to work. A leader of the facility shouted at ABC13 over the phone when asked how the suspect was able to walk right in.
Woman shot in back and mouth after 2 masked men open fire outside NE Houston home
The family had recently relocated to the area following the Harris County floodplain buyout program and tells ABC13 they're not sure who is after them or if they would come back.