Shannon Ryan

Shannon Ryan

Crime Reporter

Shannon Ryan is a crime reporter for FOX 7 Austin News. Ryan joined the station in April 2019 as a multimedia journalist.  

Ryan came to Austin from DCW50 where she worked as an anchor, producer, and multimedia journalist.

Ryan covered the 2016 U.S. Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro for the Associated Press, in partnership with the Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Her work placed in the Hearst Multimedia Competition.  

She interned for CBS News in 2016, covering the 2016 presidential election from their Washington D.C. bureau.  

In 2016, Ryan interned for FOX 29 Philadelphia, where she covered the Democratic National Convention. In 2015, Ryan covered Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. generating multimedia content for the Catholic News Service. 

In college, Ryan worked as a StudentU sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network. She also worked for Ryan is grateful to the New York State Broadcasters Association for her first internship with WNYT Channel 13 in her hometown market of Albany, New York.  

Ryan is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. She holds degrees in both broadcast journalism and political science.  

Ryan was an anchor, reporter, and producer for WPSU-TV’s Centre County Report, an EMMY award-winning student broadcast.  

Ryan was part of Pennsylvania State University’s competitive "international reporting program." She traveled to Greece to report on human smuggling. Her work aired on a number of regional PBS stations.  

Ryan enjoys being active outdoors, vegan food, yoga, and her AustinPetsAlive! dog "Millie."

Ryan’s work airs weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m. Her investigations air every Monday at 9 p.m. If you have a tip, please email: 

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