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 and speaking, 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 become a full-time storyteller. She hosts Global News Morning in Winnipeg live every weekday from 6-9 a.m., speaking with people from all walks of life about their stories and writing about them on globalnews.ca. The show’s weekly animal adoption segment ‘Adopt a Pal’ has helped more than 80 rescue dogs find homes after appearing on air.
So far, her most memorable moment on the job has been going behind the scenes with the Canadian Forces SkyHawks and jumping out of a plane. 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.