Shannon Crawford covers the State Department for ABC News. She has reported from almost every continent and on a wide range of issues, including Americans wrongfully detained abroad, the war in Ukraine, U.S. relations with China and Russia, emergency embassy evacuations, and passport wait times.Shannon is often part of the traveling press corps accompanying the Secretary of State on missions around the world, where she has a front row seat for the critical negotiations and face-to-face diplomacy that directly impact American interests. She has also questioned a number of world leaders in one-on-one interviews and press conferences, including pressing the president of Iran on his regime’s crackdown against sweeping protests over the treatment of the country’s women and girls.
Previously, Shannon covered the White House and Capitol Hill for ABC News. She is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the College of William & Mary.