Shannon Murray

I knew I wanted to be a journalist at a young age. My parents say I was born talking and telling stories so it wasn't hard for me to find the right career. In high school I anchored our school newscast, "Eye of the Panther," and a degree in broadcast journalism was the natural path from there.

I grew up in a suburb of Dallas and attended The University of Texas at Austin. While in college I was president of my sorority, Alpha Phi, and a volunteer at the campus television station. After graduation I moved to West Texas to work as a reporter and anchor for KOSA-TV where I was awarded with Texas Associated Press Broadcaster awards in the feature story and reporter categories. During my time at KOSA, I covered everything from the booming oil business in the Permian Basin to the tragic train crash that killed four wounded veterans. The crash gained national coverage and was one of the most difficult and devastating stories I've told so far in my career. While in Midland/Odessa I also worked as a correspondent for KCRS radio.

Austin has been a second home to me, and I'm so excited to be back in Central Texas working for the best news station in town. Austin has everything I love -- live music, great food, interesting characters and the outdoors! I'm an avid runner, and I'm proud to say my first full marathon was right here in Austin in 2012. Hopefully my passion for the sport will counteract all of the Tex-Mex I'll be eating from here on out.

If you spot me running on Town Lake or catching a show at Stubbs don't be a stranger! And if you have a story to tell don't hesitate to contact me, I would love to hear your ideas!


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