Shannon Behnken

Shannon Behnken

Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.

Her investigative stories on mortgage and foreclosure fraud have been recognized with state and national awards. In 2011, Shannon won the top overall award and best broadcast report from The National Association of Real Estate Editors. She received a Best of the Bay award from Tampa's Creative Loafing for stories detailing the inside of foreclosure law firms accused of performing sloppy work and forging documents. She's won numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Florida Press Club.

Shannon started work at the News Center in 2000 as a reporter for The Tampa Tribune and in 2004 she started reporting for News Channel 8. She regularly helps viewers sort through complaints submitted to 8-On-Your-Side.

Shannon is a Kentucky native and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in criminology.

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