is executive director of the nonprofit Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, based in Austin. Shannon has served as the group’s executive director since 2013. She oversees freedom of information advocacy, educational seminars and conferences and other outreach. She has been a journalist for three decades.
The Rio Grande Guardian was the first online newspaper to launch on the South Texas border, starting out in July, 2005. It is still the market leader, setting the pace and breaking news often before traditional media outlets.