NewsreadingShannon Power is a journalist with extensive broadcast experience in both radio and television.  Her passions are world news, AFL, politics and hip hop.

Shannon has served as executive producer on Saturday Magazine, the flagship show on Melbourne’s JOY 94.9 radio station.

Based in Melbourne, Shannon has worked in media in Athens, New York and Buenos Aires, including an internship at the International Media Desk for the Organising Committee for the Athens Olympic Games.  She speaks Greek and Spanish fluently and has intermediate knowledge of Portuguese, Italian and French.  Recently, she has started Arabic lessons.

Shannon has an undergraduate degree with honours in International Studies.

Along with wanting to be Beyonce or Secretary General of the United Nations, one of Shannon’s lifelong dreams is to be a newsreader on SBS World News.


RMIT University            Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Journalism  2013      

RMIT University            Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (Hons)  2000 – 2004

National University of Athens            Greece

THEYSPA Language and Cultural Studies  2001

NIDA            Melbourne

TV Presenter Course  2010

Career Summary:


JOY 94.9: Journalist 2010-current                                                                                                                                 

  • Compiles and presents news bulletins for breakfast, midday and drive shifts
  • Presents and produces specialty news and current affairs programs.  Including, QNN, Observations: A News Special, SHAG Broadcast and Saturday Magazine
  • Hosts outdoor broadcasts and interviews high profile guests
  • Highlight: Chosen to broadcast for ‘Girls to the Mic’, a national pop-up radio station for International Women’s Day 2014

Radio Adelaide & Community Radio Network: Journalist- ‘The Wire’ 2014                                                                     

ABC Radio Australia: Journalist Internship 2013

  • Prepares and presents story packages for Asia Pacific and Pacific Beat
  • Sources and interviews overseas talent, including the president of Palau

Triple R Melbourne: Newsreader/Journalist 2013

  • Sources appropriate news stories for Triple R audience
  • Arranges interviews and edits packages to deadline                                                                                            

AFL & JOY 94.9 Outside Broadcast: Presenter 2013

  • Interviews guests including Eddie Maguire, Dale Thomas, Leila Guruwiwi and others
  • Provides entertainment and serious commentary on the AFL’s social inclusion policy

Federal Election Night Special Broadcast: Presenter  2013

  • Provides commentary and live updates during 2013 federal election night with Fairfax’s Adele Ferguson, Doug Pollard and David Macarthy on JOY 94.9

WNYE- Cosmos FM (NPR Affiliate): Producer/Presenter 2012

  • Content director and presenter for weekly show on New York’s largest public radio station

Saturday Magazine: Producer 2012

  • Produces JOY 94.9’s flagship and most listened to show
  • Prepares weekly content for 2-hour magazine style show
  • Liaises with publicists, press secretaries and other stakeholders to deliver a show full of diverse topics
  • Organises high profile co-hosts including, Adam Bandt, Tom Ballard, Tim Wilson and Fiona Patten

Logies 2012 Red Carpet Reporter 2012

  • Interviews celebrities from Australian television and film on the pre-show red carpet


Australian Associated Press Melbourne: Journalist Internship 2013

  • Attends media conferences, public events and files copy for newswire
  • Works in high pressure, deadline driven environment
  • Assists in reporting on high profile court cases
  • Highlight: stories chosen and published on Yahoo7 and Channel 9 News websites

Star Newspaper Group: Journalist Internship 2013

  • Pitches, researches and writes stories for three separate weekly newspapers

Business Spectator Melbourne: Journalist Internship 2013

  • Responsible for all Social Media content
  • Sub-edits Family Matters magazine


WIN Bendigo Melbourne: Journalist Internship 2013

  • Pitches, independently researches and sources local news stories
  • Records and writes news packages

World AIDS Day Worldwide 24-hour Broadcast: Journalist 2013 

  • Presents hour-long segments on different topics relating to HIV
  • Interviews high profile guests including Michel Sidibe, director of UNAIDS and the under-secretary general of the United Nations
  • Television and radio presenting

278 Video Magazine Melbourne: Arts and Entertainment Journalist 2011-Current

Moet Hennesy Louis Vuitton-Onboard Media: Journalist 2008

  • Serves as producer, host and writer for 24 hour television channel onboard cruise ships
  • Creates specialty and engaging content for an audience of 4,000 passengers

Living Positive Victoria Melbourne: Communications & ENUF Campaign Coordinator August 2013-March 2014

  • Coordinates the only campaign in Australia which combats discrimination and stigma against People Living with HIV
  • Prepares campaign for international exposure during AIDS 2014 conference

The Spanish Cat Melbourne: Social Media Manager  Sept 2010-Mar 2013

  • Manages communications for Australia’s largest Spanish language school

Scouts Australia Victorian Branch: Development Officer Jul 2005 to Oct 2006

  • Responsible for developing the image, volunteer membership, influential funding relationships and relevant networks of the Scouts Organisation

Community Involvement/Volunteer:

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Greek Australians in the 21st Century conference
  • Sound Director: Melbourne Fringe FestivalMonkey See, Monkey Do
  • Assisant Stage Manager:Underbelly Bazaar

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