Before being assigned to NewsCopter 7 at Metro Traffic, Shannon was an AP-award winning reporter/anchor for WCTC News Radio in New Brunswick, and did traffic from an airplane for WCTC, WPLJ, WABC and Z100. Prior to that, Shannon attended Rutgers University, where she double majored in Journalism and Communications. She later added a Broadcast Meteorology degree from Mississippi State University.
When she's not flying around the city, she, her husband and two children will most likely be found in the saddle, riding the horse she trained. Always a Jersey girl, she now resides with her family in the northwest part of the state.