Shannon Fisher is a journalist, talk show host, social commentator, writer/biographer, and civic leader. Her radio show, The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher – Perspectives on the Female Experience in America, was the number one show on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network during its run, and Shannon will debut another talk radio show on AOTA, Our Lives with Shannon Fisher, in October, 2015. Shannon is a member of the National Press Club, where she is an NPC podcaster reporting on issues affecting the field of journalism.
Named among the “Richmonders of the Year” in 2012 by Style Weekly Magazine for her activism in women’s rights, Shannon is a dedicated advocate for the safety, rights, and equality of women and girls. She serves on the Board of Directors for UniteWomen.org, a national 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, where she co-founded the organization’s Unite Against Rape campaign. For this national awareness campaign, Shannon enlisted the participation of a multitude of legislators, celebrities, and everyday men and women.
Shannon is a lifelong student of politics, spirituality and the arts. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of William and Mary, where she studied public policy, public speaking, sociology, and performing arts. She is a graduate of the year-long Political Leaders Program at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at The University of Virginia. Shannon also holds a certificate in Journalism for Social Change from the University of California, Berkeley, and she is a member of the National Press Club, the Online News Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Through educating the public, raising awareness of important social/political issues, and offering solutions through her work, Shannon strives to enact positive change in the world – one day, one issue, and one person at a time.