Shannon Halligan joined 41 Action News in June of 2013 as a multimedia journalist.
Shannon comes to Kansas City from WWLP-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts where she was the weekend morning anchor and reporter.
Although she’s moving to “Tornado Alley,” Shannon is no stranger to twisters. She was part of the news team that won two Emmys and an AP Award for best newscast for coverage of the June 1st tornado that ripped through Western Massachusetts.
During her time in Western Mass., Shannon reported live during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in Watertown and while Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast. She covered the gas explosion in downtown Springfield that leveled two buildings and damaged 41 others. Shannon was on the anchor desk the morning after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre and kept families informed as Hurricane Irene flooded towns and wiped out homes.
Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She was a member of CitrusTV, the nation’s oldest entirely student-run television station.
Shannon spent one semester studying abroad in Madrid, Spain and was able to travel to several countries throughout Europe and Africa. Shannon is a proud member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and SAG/AFTRA.
Shannon hails from the suburbs of Chicago and after several years living on the East Coast she is excited to be back in the Midwest. When she’s not covering news she’s often watching it, but Shannon also enjoys (attempting to) cook, running, and cheering on her Syracuse Orange and Chicago sports teams.
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Snow fall is likely overnight Saturday and through most of the day Sunday. Amounts will not be overly impressive, with many areas picking up around an inch. Some 2-3" amounts are possible in far NW sections of the viewing area.