Shannon Behnken is an award-winning investigative reporter, who has exposed fraud, protected consumers and held the powerful accountable in the Tampa Bay area for more than two decades.
Through her consumer franchise, Better Call Behnken, she highlights the importance of advocacy journalism by getting results for viewers who find themselves stuck in consumer gridlock and scams. Her work is regularly recognized nationally and picked up by sister television stations across the country.
Through the years, Shannon’s reports have exposed government mistakes and loopholes that cost taxpayers money and has led to numerous changes in local ordinances and legislative action. Her investigations have shed light on fraudulent business activities that resulted in numerous state and federal criminal prosecutions.
Shannon has expertise in mortgage and real estate issues. Her stories detailing sloppy and fraudulent work inside of foreclosure law firms prompted change from federal regulators and has been recognized with state and national awards. She has won the best broadcast report from The National Association of Real Estate Editors numerous times and many awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Florida Press Club. Shannon serves on the Board of Directors for Seniors Vs. Crime, under the Florida Attorney General’s Office.