Shannon Sohn Wiki
Shannon Paige Sohn (born February 27, 1974) is a television news reporter at WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City, where she became the first helicopter reporter to win a national Emmy Award.
Shannon Sohn Biography
Sohn grew up in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey and graduated from Old Bridge High School (then called Ceder Ridge High School) in 1992. She attended Rutgers University, majoring in journalism and communications, along with a minor in advertising.
While in college, Sohn spent two years as an intern at WCTC News Radio in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Shortly before her graduation, WCTC offered her a position as a weekend news anchor and to fill a vacancy in the station’s aerial traffic reporter spot, which was being vacated by Dan Rice who was heading to WABC-TV in New York City. Sohn won a reporting award from the Associated Press while at WCTC.
In 2000, she earned a degree in broadcast meteorology degree through courses taken online at Mississippi State University. Sohn started doing airplane traffic reports for New York City radio stations WABC, WHTZ, and WPLJ.
Sohn was hired by WABC-TV in 2001 as part of its Eyewitness News Team on NewsCopter 7. In May 2001, Sohn married Dan Rice, who had trained her at WCTC and was then working for crosstown rival WNBC on its Chopper 4.
She won a Peabody Award for her coverage of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. She was scheduled to end her shift just minutes after the first tower was hit and did not leave her chair in the studio until Friday, providing news to the public as it came in from reporters in the field.
In 2005, while flying in the WABC helicopter, she was able to track the crash of a Chopper 4 helicopter, using the helicopter’s camera to track the crash, hoping that the images would allow emergency personnel to be accurately and quickly directed to the precise location of the incident.
Sohn won a local Emmy Award for “Instant Breaking News” for her coverage of the crash. The clip was submitted for a national Emmy Award which Sohn won, making her the first helicopter reporter to win a national Emmy
Sohn lives with Rice and their children Zachary and Mackenzie in the Long Valley section of Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey.
Shannon Sohn Age
Shannon Paige Sohn is a television news reporter at WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City, where she became the first helicopter reporter to win a national Emmy Award. She was born on February 27, 1974.
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Shannon Sohn has been a member of the Eyewitness News Team for the last ten years. As our helicopter reporter at the helm of the 5 and 6 pm newscasts, Shannon has covered every major story in the last decade from the Staten Island Ferry Crash to the big blackout of 2003, to the Steam Pipe Explosion in Midtown.
Her part in the coverage of 9/11 won her a Peabody award, and in 2005 her coverage of the crash of Chopper 4 won her the distinction of being the first helicopter reporter in the country to win a National Emmy. She has also been featured in “The New Yorker” magazine.
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. Read also about John Johnson (Reporter)
Shannon Sohn Children
They couple has two children Zachary and Mackenzie.
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Shannon Sohn Salary
Shannon’s salary is estimated to be between $50k to $100k annually.
Shannon Sohn Net Worth
Her estimated net worth is around $100k to $500k.