Shannon delves deeply into societal topics that matter today, covering stories about public policy, human interest and pop culture. Her reporting and commentary have appeared in a long list of national and regional publications, including Newsweek, Forbes, PBS, The Huffington Post, The Richmond Times Dispatch, BuzzFeed, Yahoo News, Golf Course Architecture, The Raw Story and The Chronicle of Social Change. She also writes regularly for Nicki Swift, an entertainment website with a focus on celebrity. Shannon’s pieces are frequently selected by local and national news aggregators as being relevant to today’s national headlines. Examples of her published work are available on her Muck Rack portfolio and her blog, Thoughts and Musings on Politics and the Universe.
Public, Government and Community Relations
Shannon has been working in the fields of Public, Government and Community Relations for more than twenty years and is an immensely effective communicator and liaison. Having had extensive interaction with government officials, celebrities, and the general public, Shannon has partnered with government agencies, private corporations, advertising/public relations agencies, nonprofit organizations, and military officers. Navigating these connections has taught her how to tailor messages to specific audiences, speak their language, and create material that really packs a punch.
Shannon’s pitches, proposals, award entries and media advisories have won much national recognition for her clients. She has written well over a thousand press releases, essays, articles, speeches, website content, newsletters, marketing plans, advertising copy, marketing materials, pitches and proposals. One of her pieces was even selected to be part of a writing textbook. Thanks to two decades of experience, Shannon is comfortable discussing just about any topic in any forum and crafting a message customized for maximum impact.
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