Shanon Cook

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Shanon Cook
Born Australia
Occupation Reporter/Host
Spouse(s) Daniel Sieberg

Shanon Cook is a contributing reporter for various CNN networks primarily covering entertainment.


Cook mainly profiles musicians and artists for and Live, the network’s online broadband service. She hosts a segment called "Music & Conversation with Shanon Cook" which also airs on CNN International. In February 2009 she appeared live on CNN from Los Angeles, previewing both The Grammy Awards and The Oscars. She also reported live from Washington DC on the entertainment surrounding the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Cook has also covered business news for CNN International, breaking world news for CNN’s weekend broadcasts, and has anchored live news on In 2004-05 Cook presented daily live reports about entertainment on CNN Headline News’ morning show Robin and Co., now known as Morning Express with Robin Meade. In 2002-04 Cook was a producer and reporter for the CNN International program The Music Room, a half-hour show highlighting popular bands and artists. In 2007 she hosted four specials for Live about music and the arts. During her tenure at CNN Cook has interviewed personalities like Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Owen Wilson, Andre 3000, Jennifer Lopez, Clive Davis, John Mayer, Kanye West, Ludacris and R.E.M.

Her writing has been published at and in Billboard Magazine, and Cook has also appeared on CNN’s American Morning as a pop culture expert.

Cook started at CNN in 1999 as an associate producer for and worked on the site’s award-winning coverage of the terror attacks on 11 September 2001.

In February 2008 Cook became a correspondent for Full Frontal Fashion and covered New York Fashion Week Fall 2008, interviewing designers and celebrities like Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Donna Karan, Kimora Lee Simmons, Brooke Shields, Ellen Pompeo, Nicky Hilton, Susan Sarandon and Victoria Beckham.

Cook is the host of a new offbeat travel series called "MIA: Most Interesting Assistant" that is scheduled to appear on MOJO HD in the fall. She has also appeared as a guest host on THE 9 on Yahoo! and was a regular host of Firebrand on ION Television, a show that featured cutting-edge TV commercials.

Cook appears as reporter Cassandra Blair in the live-action video scenes of EA’s Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars which was released in March 2007.

Personal life[edit]

Cook was born in Melbourne, Australia and graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in journalism. She lives in New York with her husband, CBS News science and technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg.

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