Host, Global News Morning
Competing for Team Canada at international tennis tournaments turned Shannon Cuciz into a storyteller. When she wasn’t playing, she was exploring new cities, talking to locals, embracing different cultures, then journaling about them. Pursuing her passion for writing, Cuciz went on to study journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, then language at Konstanz University in Germany on scholarship.
In 2014, Cuciz packed her suitcase with warm winter clothes and moved to the Canadian prairies to join the Global News team. She hosts Global News Morning in Winnipeg live every weekday from 6-9 a.m., interviewing people from all walks of life and writing their stories on globalnews.ca. 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 on live television. When she’s not preparing for interviews, Cuciz can be found planning travels to different parts of the world. Every year, she speaks at events including Women As Career Coaches and mentors young women.