Shannon is a reporter and producer for WBEZ's Front and Center. Her work has been heard on both local and national programing including NPR and Morning Edition.
Shannon's reporting has earned her awards from the Chicago Headline Club and Illinois Associated Press, as well as a regional Murrow Award.
In addition to her work for the station, she is co-founder of Life of the Law, a podcast and multimedia website that tells surprising stories about all things legal. Prior to becoming a reporter at WBEZ, Shannon Heffernan recived a Soros Media Fellowship. During her fellowship she created multimedia documentaries about the impacts of incarceration on families and communities.
Shannon also writes short fictional stories and has been published in Annalemma and the Indiana Review.