We all have a story to tell. Shannon’s passion is telling the stories of the community.
Shannon co-anchors the 10 p.m. news weekdays on KXLH. Throughout her time at KXLH, Shannon has worn many "hats." First starting as a news intern in the summer of 2005, she returned in the summer of 2007 as the weekend weather anchor. After graduating college in 2008, Shannon returned to KXLH as a part-time morning weather anchor. Since then, her roles and responsibilities have grown.
She spent three and a half years waking up "dark and early" for Montana This Morning to give the morning forecast and eventually produce and anchor the show, as well as reporting. In 2010, Shannon was nominated for an EB Craney award for "Weather Personality of the Year." In 2012, Shannon exchanged the early mornings for late nights to report, produce and anchor the evening show.
One of Shannon’s favorite parts about her job is the opportunity to be involved and have a positive influence on the community. Over the years, she has had many fantastic chances, thanks to her job, to serve including as an emcee for the Race for the Cure, speak to Havre’s Leadership High School students, interview Ted Turner as part of MSU Northern’s commencement ceremony, co-host the Shodair Children’s Hospital telethon, among other opportunities.
In 2010, Shannon’s dad, Dr. Richard Newth, died from colorectal cancer. This life event ignited a passion in her to share her family’s story to help raise awareness of this terrible disease. To hear more:
Newth Family Story: http://www.kxlh.com/news/newth-family-copes-with-impact-of-cancer/
Genetic Counseling for Cancer: http://www.kxlh.com/news/genetic-counseling-offers-insight-into-health-risks/
Originally from Kansas City, Shannon moved to the Hi-Line for high school, graduating as a Havre Blue Pony. She continued her education and ran cross country and track as a proud Pirate of Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She loved every minute of college, graduating with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and minors in Leadership Studies and Psychology.
Shannon is an avid sports fan (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!), loves to travel, run, ski, ride horses and all kinds of adventures.
Stay in touch with Shannon, see behind the scenes photos and share story ideas on her social media pages or email: