Host, Global News Morning
While representing Team Canada at international tennis tournaments Shannon Cuciz fell in love with people and their stories. When she wasn’t competing she was exploring new cities and talking to locals, embracing different cultures, then journaling about them. Pursuing her passion for storytelling, she studied journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, then language at Konstanz University in Germany on scholarship.
Cuciz moved to the centre of Canada in 2014 to join the Global TV team. She hosts Global News Morning live in Winnipeg weekdays from 6-9 a.m., interviewing people from all walks of life and writing human interest feature stories. The show’s weekly animal adoption segment ‘Adopt a Pal’ has helped more than 90 rescue dogs find homes after appearing on air.
So far, her most memorable moments on the job include jumping out of a plane with the Canadian Forces SkyHawks and rappelling down a 270-foot building while narrating the adventure on live television. When she’s not preparing for interviews or practicing yoga, Cuciz is planning travels to different parts of the world. Every year she speaks at events including Women As Career Coaches.