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Shannon Hori is the Emmy Award-winning anchor of CBS4′s 5 PM, 5:30 PM and 11 PM weekday newscasts with Eliott Rodriguez. She came to WFOR-TV in June 2007 from KTVT/CBS 11/Dallas where she anchored the morning show. Shannon has interviewed many newsmakers since her arrival in South Florida and was awarded a 2010 Suncoast Emmy for on-air talent. She also contributes her time to many non-profit organizations including the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the March of Dimes. She also works to raise awareness about congenital heart defects because her son Colt was born with a condition that required open heart surgery.
Prior to joining the WFOR news team, Shannon worked in Dallas/Fort Worth, where she covered the busy 2004 hurricane season and contributed features on former Dallas Cowboys players for the “The Troy and Babe Show,” for which she received a 2005 Lone Star Emmy Award. She is also the recipient of a 2010 Suncoast Emmy for On-Air Talent.
Before KTVT, Shannon worked for six years at WESH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Orlando, where she anchored the weekday 5:30pm newscast and reported for the 11 pm news. Some of the stories she covered while in Orlando included the deadly Florida tornadoes of 1998, the Presidential election of 2000, and the Columbia Shuttle disaster, for which the station won a national Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award. She also contributed reports to a special series on home inspections that won a 2004 Peabody Award.
Shannon firmly believes in giving back to the community she lives in. Over the years she has served on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, and New Hope for Kids in Maitland, Florida which helps children grieving the death of a parent. She is currently on the Board of the Miami Children’s Museum. Shannon has also contributed her energies to Canine Companions for Independence, an organization that trains dogs to assist people. She was chosen to serve as a mentor for the Unity Program funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a program that matches minority working journalists with minority students pursuing a degree in journalism.
Shannon also worked as the morning anchor for WLKY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky and WTWO-TV, the NBC affiliate in Terre Haute, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Journalism and Speech Communications. In her spare time she loves doing anything outdoors and reading.
Shannon and her husband Kendall Cogan have fraternal twin boys, named Colt and Cade. They live in Coral Gables with their dog Maddy Ann, who is a very well-trained black lab released from Canine Companions for Independence.
Just hearing the word divorce is enough to make many hearts skip a beat as the pain and despair it may bring become all too real. But, these days, there’s been an explosion in products and services to help make divorce easier to survive.
For many people, their dogs and cats are more than just pets, they are a part of the family. So when pets get sick, some veterinarians make house calls and bring much needed medicine directly to the animal to keep it as comfortable as possible, especially when the pet has to be euthanized. But now, a new federal law is making that nearly impossible.
As the investigation into the terror attack on the Boston Marathon played out, nearly every development played out on social media sites. Pieces of information were being sent out via Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit with incredible speed.
Sometimes good things really do happen to good people. Twenty-one-year old Ronald Smith recently learned that thanks to the help from others, some he doesn’t even know.
We all know that our time on earth is limited. But what would you do if you knew you had maybe another year to live? A South Florida woman faced that very situation and decided to create special memories for the people she loved.
When Calincito De La Serna was born six years ago, like all children, he was an adorable little baby.
The family of a bicyclist who was killed on the Rickenbacker Causeway three years ago is remembering their loved one just days after the man suspected of killing him in the hit and run crash pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter.
These days you see hearts all over the place, in cards and store windows promoting Valentine’s Day. But when you see those hearts, please remember that this is also Congenital Heart Defect Awareness week.
If you have kids, you know how expensive it can be to raise them but many parents are shelling out more money than ever to pay for their kids to play.
He can be called Neiman Marcus’ “Fashion Guru”, but officially Ken Downing goes by the title of Fashion Director.