Sports Director / Anchor
Chase Shannon started at KAKE News in June 2016 and is excited to be back in Big 12 country.
After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 2011, he started as a weekend sports anchor/reporter in Denison, Texas before taking over as sports director in the summer of 2012. There he had the opportunity to cover college and high school sports in both the Sooner and Lone Star States. He won the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (Division 4) award for Best Sportscast in 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as the award for Best Sports Anchor in 2014 and 2015. He was honored from the Lone Star EMMY chapter with the Excellence in My Market Award for Sports Anchor in 2015 and 2016, as well as Best Sportscast in the state of Oklahoma from the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters in 2014.
In September 2015, Chase went to work in Little Rock, Ark. as the weekend sports anchor at the Fox affiliate covering all things from SEC football to the Little Rock Trojans first round upset of Purdue in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He called play-by-play for the televised football and basketball state championship games and filled in on Fox Sports Arkansas radio show "Game On."
Chase is excited to be in the Sunflower State and eager to cover all the local colleges and high schools.