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
Action 13: Who should you contact about storm debris in Harris Co. drainage system?
While Action 13 was able to help this couple resolve their near-month-long issue, the question still lingers: is this a builder's problem or the county's?
Houston City Council passes $6.7 billion budget, $1.5 billion firefighter deal in danger
Chris Hollins, who certifies financial items that go before council, didn't certify the agreements last week either because he said his office needed more time to review them.
Police suspect foul play after mom of 4 found hanged off League City dock
Ten days after police said Giselle Salazar-Tapia's body was found partially submerged at Wharf Marina, investigators are focusing on two people of interest. Meanwhile, the victim's boyfriend is speaking with ABC13 and insists he didn't hurt her.
20-year-old woman drowned along Galveston beach, beach patrol says
Witnesses say the woman either jumped or fell into the water on the west side of the rock jetty and began to swim around the vicinity. After crews found her, she was taken to UTMB, where she was pronounced dead.
Officials look to expand HPD's ranks after more than 260K cases suspended due to staffing
When the Houston Police Department shelved more than 260,000 incident reports, they blamed the issue on staffing. Now, in the midst of that investigation, city officials are looking at ways to grow HPD.
Billion-dollar Houston firefighters deal yet to go before city council as fiscal year deadline looms
Controller Chris Hollins told ABC13 his team was given just two days to examine the collective bargaining agreement worth up to $1.3 billion. With a lot at stake, he said more time is needed before presenting it to the council.
Promises for safety improvements along Columbia Tap Trail remain unfulfilled, advocates say
A year ago, the city of Houston lauded incoming improvements made possible by a $100,000 plan in the wake of attacks on a trail in a neighborhood of color. A year later, though, neighbors are still waiting.
Good Samaritans pulled driver from wreckage seconds before massive fuel tanker explosion
According to TxDOT, the majority of southbound main lanes of I-45 North Freeway near Tidwell are open more than 20 hours after a tanker truck fire shut down all lanes overnight Sunday.
Mayor defends remarks about undocumented Gulfton residents, calling criticism 'misrepresentation'
Houston Mayor John Whitmire defended his comments about undocumented Gulfton residents after facing criticism he calls a "misrepresentation" of what was said.
3-year-old boy drowns after wandering away from mother at busy apartment complex pool, deputies say
Deputies said about 15 to 20 people were in the pool when the incident took place. The toddler allegedly wandered from the shallow end of the pool to the deep end, where older kids were playing.