Shannon Sohn Bio, Age, Husband, Family, ABC 7 News, Net Worth, Salary

Shannon Sohn Biography

Shannon Sohn is an American television news reporter currently serving as the helicopter reporter of the 5 and 6 pm newscasts for WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York City. At the station, Sohn became the first helicopter reporter to win a national Emmy Award.

Sohn grew up in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, and graduated from Old Bridge High School in 1992. She then joined Rutgers University where she majored in Journalism and Communications, along with a minor in advertising.

At college, Shannon spent two years as an intern at WCTC News Radio in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Shortly before her graduation, She got a chance to work for WCTCas a weekend news anchor, and to fill a vacancy in the station’s aerial traffic reporter spot, which was being vacated by Dan Rice who was moving to WABC-TV in New York City. AT WCTC-TV, Sohn won a reporting award from the Associated Press.

Additionally, in 2000, Shannon earned a degree in broadcast meteorology degree through courses taken online at Mississippi State University. She then started doing airplane traffic reports for New York City radio stations WABC, WPLJ, and WHTZ. Later in 2001, she was hired by WABC-TV as part of its Eyewitness News Team on NewsCopter 7.

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Her career highlights include earning a Peabody Award for her coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Shannon was supposed to finish her job just minutes after the first tower was hit, but she stayed in the studio until Friday, offering updates to the public as they came in from reporters on the ground.

Later in 2005, Sohn was able to track the crash of a Chopper 4 helicopter using the helicopter’s camera while flying in the WABC helicopter. The images would direct emergency personnel to be accurately and quickly directed to the precise location of the incident. Shannon won a local Emmy Award for “Instant Breaking News” for her coverage of the crash.

Moreover, Sohn became the first helicopter reporter to win a national Emmy Award after the clip was submitted for a national Emmy Award.

Shannon Sohn Age

How old is Shannon Sohn? Sohn is 48 years old as of 2022. She was born on February 27, 1974, in New Jersey, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on February 27th every year and her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Shannon Sohn Husband

Sohn is happily married to her husband Dan Rice since May 2001. Dan had trained her WCTC and was then working for crosstown rival WNBC on its Chopper 4. The couple is blessed with two children, Zachary and Mackenzie, and live together in the Long Valley section of Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey.

Shannon Sohn Family

Sohn was born and raised in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey by her parents. However, she has not yet disclosed details about her parents and siblings. We promise to update you once the information is available.

Shannon Sohn Net Worth

Sohn has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a news reporter.

Shannon Sohn Salary

Sohn receives an annual salary of approximately between $50,000 – $110,500.

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