The station is owned by Sinclair in Seattle where Shannon was working for the past five years as afternoon news anchor. She died unexpectedly either late Wednesday or early Thursday. PD Rick Van Cise tells Radio Ink Shannon was just a delight to work with. "She was very passionate, a light in the newsroom, and a lot of fun to be around." Shannon started her radio career at KITI in Centralia, where she was an anchor and the news director. Before coming to KOMO News Radio in 2010, Shannon worked at KXXO-FM in Olympia, KING AM in Seattle, and was a Morning News co-host at KIRO. Cause of death was not given.