AUSTIN, Tx. - Shannon Wolfson returns to KXAN News as a full time investigative reporter. Wolfson is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) organization and a graduate of the Austin Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy.
She has covered memorable stories for KXAN like the Fort Hood Shootings, the plane crash into the IRS building in North Austin and the Michael Morton story where a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 25 years was released after new DNA evidence testing.
Wolfson is proud of the reporting she has done to incite change where it is needed. In 2012, her investigative series revealed local businesses that owed money to the Austin Police Department for security services dating as far back as 2004. After her investigation the department collected more than $400,000. It also led APD to change its accounting practices.
"Shannon approaches stories with both tenacity and fairness," said KXAN News Director Chad Cross. "That's exactly what you want from an investigative reporter, whether you're the subject of the story, or the one watching at home. She respects people she investigates, sources who confide in her, and viewers who trust her for information. She's not one to create a story where there isn't one. Each time you see Shannon on KXAN, it's a signal there's something valuable we've uncovered you need to know about."
Wolfson began her career at KXAN in 2006 as a general assignment reporter. In 2009 she was named main anchor of KXAN News at 9PM on The CW Austin. Her journalism career began at KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas where she was a reporter and an anchor.
Wolfson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism and a specialty in Broadcast News.
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