Shannon Cogan

Shannon Cogan

Multiple Emmy winner Shannon Cogan anchors WAVE 3 News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.

Shannon began at WAVE 3 News in June 2013. She is thrilled to bring viewers the news in WAVE Country and raise her twin boys in the area with many family members and friends.

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Shannon came to WAVE 3 News from WFOR/CBS 4 in Miami where she was the primary anchor. She also anchored the morning show for KTVT/CBS 11 in Dallas, where she contributed stories about former Dallas Cowboys players for a show hosted by Troy Aikman and Babe Laufenberg.

Shannon also worked at WESH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, and covered the Columbia space shuttle disaster and the 2000 presidential election.


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She also previously worked at WLKY-TV in Louisville as morning anchor from 1994 to 1998 and WTWO-TV, the NBC affiliate in Terre Haute, Indiana.

A graduate of Indiana University, Shannon grew up in Roselle, Illinois and met her husband Kendall while working in Louisville in 1994. Their twin boys, Colt and Cade, keep them very busy. Colt was born with a rare congenital heart defect, and the family is very active raising awareness and funds for organizations that assist children’s health.

Shannon serves on the board of Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. Colt is a graduate of the school that serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth to kindergarten. She also contributes to events for Norton Children’s Hospital, the American Heart Association and the Speed Museum.

On the weekends, you might find Shannon enjoying one of Louisville's many wonderful parks with her husband, children and black lab named Maddy Ann. She was trained to be a companion dog by Canine Companions for Independence.

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Recent Articles by Shannon

Barbie ‘Be Anything’ Tour Comes to Louisville

  First-Person: Shannon Cogan and her son’s journey for a service dog

  Kentucky woman, 32, one of longest-surviving, infant heart-transplant recipients

  Old churches finding new life in Louisville

  Vigil hosted to remember Crystal Rogers, missing mother of 5

  Humana creates exclusive radio service for all employees

  Monument unveiled honoring fallen LMPD officer Nick Rodman

Five Questions on the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Mission Jurassic

Five Questions on the St. Patrick’s Parade

5 questions with the founder of ‘Louisville’s Got Talent’

Five Questions with founders of Anchal

  Dolly Parton honored with MusiCares’ Person of the Year award for work with Imagination Library

Five Questions with only Kentucky company chosen for Silicon Valley event

Five Questions on the Louisville Jewish Film Festival

  Kindred CEO Ben Breier on company’s changes

Five Questions on the Love Lab

  Will Hollywood keep coming to Kentucky?

  Louisville band Love Jones on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Five Questions with founder of BrickUniverse

  Scott Reynolds says goodbye to WAVE 3 News viewers

  Groundbreaking for downtown Jeffersonville elementary

Five Questions on Holiday Makeup

  Louisville woman recalls time as key member of George H.W. Bush’s staff

Five Questions on Light Up Shawnee

Five Questions on Bardstown Road Aglow

  Southern Indiana girl thankful for special friendship

Five specials at local spots

  Meet JCPS’ Exceptional Child Education Teacher of the Year

Five Questions on Born4TheCity

  Meet Louisville’s cloned dog