Shannon Ryan

Shannon Ryan

Multimedia Journalist

Shannon Ryan joined FOX 7 as a multimedia journalist in April 2019. 

Prior to joining FOX 7, Shannon worked as a multimedia journalist, anchor and producer for WDVM-TV in Maryland. Shannon was the stations first multimedia journalist at the Northern Virginia bureau -- helping launch the satellite office in the D.C. suburbs. 

Shannon attended Penn State University.

She graduated with dual majors in broadcast journalism and political science. 

As a student, Shannon interned at CBS News’ Washington D.C. bureau during the 2016 presidential elections. She interned at FOX 29 in Philadelphia, as the city hosted the DNC. She also interned at WNYT in Albany. She completed numerous media internships with Penn State athletics. She worked as a student sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network. 

Through a university partnership, Shannon was able to work as a print and photojournalist for the Associated Press. Her work for the wire, covering the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials in North Carolina, and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics was published by various outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, ESPN and ABC News. She also anchored and produced a student special on the games. Through a different university partnership with the Catholic New Service, Shannon was able to cover the 2015 Papal visits to Philadelphia and Washington D.C. 

As a member of Penn State’s international reporting program, Shannon traveled to Greece. Shannon worked as a multimedia journalist in Athens and Lesbos producing a piece on human smuggling. 

Shannon is from Saratoga County, NY. She loves yoga, spicy food and all things outdoors. Most importantly, she would love to tell your story! 

The latest from Shannon Ryan


Local Texas National Guard prepare for deployment

Approximately 350 members of the Texas National Guard have gone through intense training to prepare themselves for the deployment. Families of the soldiers celebrated that hard work at their deployment ceremony at the San Marcos Rattler Football Stadium. 


Juul stops US sales of mint e-cigarette pods

A recent study by the University of California showed that mint was the most popular flavor among Juul users in 10th and 12th grade and also popular among middle schoolers. 


Fennell's lawyer addresses recent affidavit in Rodney Reed case

A Hays County Jail inmate has come forward claiming Jimmy Fennell confessed to killing his then-fiance Stacey Stites in 1996. In the early stages of the investigation, police considered Fennell a prime suspect, but ultimately Rodney Reed was convicted.