Shanon Cook

Shanon Cook is a CNN news correspondent. She contributes to various CNN programs that specialize in entertainment. Her main show at CNN is profiling artists and musicians for the online broadband services of CNN namely and Live.

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Shanon Cook was born and brought up in Melbourne, Australia. She did her graduate studies in Brisbane at the Queensland University of Technology. She received her bachelor’s degree in arts and majored in Journalism there. She married Daniel Siegberg. Daniel Sieberg is a correspondent who works for BBC America, ABC News, CBS News, and several other outlets reporting news related to science and technology. They have a daughter Kylie McKenzie Sieberg.


Shanon Cook began her career in CNN in the year 1999. She was initially the associate producer at Her work included reporting on the award winning coverage of the September 11 terror attacks in the year 2001. She reported for CNN international covering business affairs and also on breaking news globally for the weekend newscasts at CNN. She has also done anchoring jobs at Starting from 2002, Cook produced and reported on the show Music Room, which focuses on famous artists and music bands. She anchored the show that ran for thirty minutes for two years till 2004. In 2005, she worked on the show Morning Express with Robin Meade on CNN Headlines New. She also did a musical exclusive on Live in the year 2007.

Career highlights

Shanon Cook has interviewed popular music and entertainment personalities like Andre 3000, Clive Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Owen Wilson, Mariah Carey, Peter Gabriel, Kanye West, Yo-Yo Ma, Clive Davis, and John Mayer. She also covered the entertainment part of the inaugural ceremony of President Barack Obama live from Washington D.C. She previewed the Grammy Awards and the Oscars Live from Los Angeles in the year 2009. Cook worked for Full Frontal Fashion in 2008 and interviewed celebrities like Vera Wang, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Kimora Lee Simons, Victoria Beckham, and Marc Jacobs.

Shanon cook will also anchor the show MIA: Most Interesting Assistant on MOJO HD, which is an offbeat travel program that is all set to be premiered in a few months’ time. She also served as host for Firebrand in ION Television and THE 9 in Yahoo! She is also a prolific writer and her work can be seen at, as well as the Billboard Magazine. She also did the American Morning show at CNN as a pop culture expert.

Quick Facts
Occupations: Journalist
Birth Place: Australia
Education: Queensland University of Technology
Gender: Female
Description: Australian journalist
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Last Modified: Jun 22 2020