Shannon Hegy Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, WPRI, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter
Shannon Hegy Biography
Shannon Hegy is an American journalist who co-anchors the 5, 6, 6:30, 10, and 11 p.m. newscasts at 12 News. She was born and reared in Windsor, Connecticut, but spent much of her childhood in Rhode Island on vacation. She’s always had a thing for the Ocean State and told her parents when she was a kid that she wanted to live here one day.
Shannon Hegy Career
Shannon earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Hofstra University in New York in 2007. She interned at the Today Show in New York City and hosted Hofstra News Now, the school’s monthly news show, during her time there. It was also there that she met her future husband, Matt. (They married in October of 2012.)
Shannon obtained her first job out of college at WGGB in Springfield, Massachusetts. She began her career on the assignment desk and quickly rose through the ranks over her five years there, eventually becoming an on-air reporter and then the main anchor. Shannon recognized anchoring was her calling after five hours of live, unscripted coverage of the terrible June 2011 tornado. She covered important issues such as the Sandy Hook school shooting and the Boston Marathon explosions while at WGGB.
She chose to take the next step in her career in 2013, and she joined the brilliant team at WPRI 12. Shannon takes pleasure in being an “active anchor,” going out into the community to cover the issues that matter in addition to her duties on the anchor desk.
Shannon, on the other hand, was most moved by a narrative that had a personal impact on her. Carter, who was just two months old at the time, was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in September 2017. He heroically battled the potentially fatal infection for ten weeks in the hospital. Shannon told 12 News viewers about Carter’s story to raise awareness of bacterial meningitis and encourage other parents to believe their intuition. Carter, thankfully, made a full recovery with no long-term consequences. In 2019, his tale received a nomination for a New England Emmy Award.
Carter’s battle, as well as the tenacity of so many other children they met during their stay at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, prompted Shannon to create Small but Strong, a documentary series on local children facing medical challenges and the community’s support. In 2020, it was also nominated for a New England Emmy. If you know someone who’s Small but Strong, please email email@example.com.
Shannon is also active in the community and with a variety of non-profit organizations. She is a member of The Izzy Foundation’s board of directors. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Meeting Street School, Ronald McDonald House, and the Rhode Island Brain Tumor Walk are among the organizations with which she volunteers.
Shannon and her family may be found at Matunuck State Beach, enjoying the sun and surf, brunching at some of their favorite Rhode Island eateries, golfing, and skiing. Please say hello if you see them out!
Shannon Hegy Age
Hegy likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday.
Shannon Hegy Height
Hegy stands at an average height. However, her exact height is not yet disclosed but will be updated as soon as her body measurements are available.
Shannon Hegy Family
Hegy has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Shannon has any siblings.
Shannon Hegy Husband
Hegy is happily married to her husband Matt. The two got married in October 2012. Shannon and her husband Matt welcomed their first child, Theo, into the world in September of 2019. Carter adores his role as a big brother, and Shannon adores her role as a #BoyMom.
Shannon Hegy Net Worth
Hegy has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Shannon Hegy Salary
Hegy earns an annual salary ranging between $ 100,000 – $ 300,000.
Shannon Hegy Social Media Platforms
Hegy is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 5k followers on Twitter, over 1k followers on Instagram, and over 5k followers on Facebook.