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Shannon Wolfson

2014 Speaker

Shannon Wolfson is an award-winning journalist whose passion is telling stories that positively impact and enrich people’s lives. Wolfson began her career at KXAN in 2006 as a general assignments reporter. In 2009, she was honored to help launch KXAN News at 9 on the CW as the anchor of that newscast. She is also a member of the KXAN Investigative Team and the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) organization. Her journalism career started at KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas where she was an anchor and a reporter. Her reporting has been recognized with several awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and was selected by her peers for LIN Television’s highest honor- the Circle of Excellence award for outstanding leadership and professionalism.  Wolfson has also twice been selected by the readers of Austin 360 as the Best Reporter in Austin. Wolfson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of journalism and a specialty in broadcast news and is a very proud third-generation Longhorn. She is also a graduate of the Austin Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. @ShannonWolfson