Shannon is the host and producer of Cultural Controversy with Shannon Fisher on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network and among a small team of hosts of the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast, which addresses issues in the media as they relate to current events. Interviewing well-known public figures and everyday Janes and Joes, Shannon provides a sounding board for writers, artists, community leaders, and celebrities. Her interviews are often poignant and revealing.
She was named a “Woman Who Inspires” by Svaha USA and among the “Richmonders of the Year” by Style Weekly, honored with colleagues for political activism. She was also named one of the “Top 20 Most-Earned Political Capital of All Time” in the field of women’s rights in America.
Shannon’s work has appeared in a long list of national, regional, and international publications, including Forbes, PBS, Apple News, HuffPost (Entertainment, Parents, Women, Politics), DCist, The Richmond Times Dispatch, The Fix, Nicki Swift, Today.com, Newsweek, Yahoo Finance, Golf Course Architecture, The Imprint, Media Shift, Press.org, and many others.
A lifelong communicator and observer, Shannon received a B.A. from The College of William and Mary in Theatre, with a minor in Sociology. She is also a graduate of the year-long Political Leaders Program at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at The University of Virginia and has continued her education with courses in Journalism for Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley, Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, and U.S. Government at Harvard University. She is a member of both the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.Follow Shannon around the web: