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, is the number one show on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, 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 among a small team of hosts of NPC’s Update-1 podcast, which addresses issues in the media as they relate to current events.
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 studied Journalism for Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to the National Press Club, Shannon is a member of 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.