Shannon Hori at the Voices for Children Gala at the Mandarin Oriental on February 19, 2011

Miami, FL – June 12, 2013 – The time has come to say goodbye to one of South Florida’s most prominent news anchors: Shannon Hori. After six years of covering breaking news at CBS4 and contributing to various nonprofits around the city, the Emmy Award-winning anchor is packing her bags, husband, twin sons, and black lab to head to Louisville, Kentucky. She’ll be starting in July as the main anchor for the NBC affiliate there, WAVE 3 News under her married name- Shannon Cogan. Since her last day at the CBS4 studios is tomorrow, June 13, and she leaves town on Friday the 14th, we’re sending her off with a farewell post of some of her favorite moments here in Miami. See what Hori had to say when reflecting upon the past few years and the special occasions captured by World Red Eye.

“I have been here for the last six years and will miss a lot about South Florida: the gorgeous beaches, our great friends, the bizarre news stories, and the Cuban coffee. Since our four and a half year-old twins were born here, South Florida will always hold a very special place in our hearts. I’ve covered Heat wins and the parade, the Super Bowl, hurricanes, pots and pans in Little Hialeah, crazy political stories, won an Emmy for anchoring, and met so many really amazing people…  My husband, Kendall, comes from a family with nine kids, so we are looking forward to our boys growing up around their many cousins. We are trading in hurricane seasons for snow storms, but you can be sure to see me with my toes in the Florida sand when it gets really cold. Save me a beach chair. Until then…”

Shannon Hori, Jeff Berkowitz, & Seth Browarnik at the Voices for Children Gala at the Mandarin Oriental on January 14, 2012

“Having fun with Seth at the Voices for Children gala last year… This was a crazy picture!”

Shannon Hori, Kendall Cogan, & Christina Getty-Maercks at the Voices for Children Gala at the Mandarin Oriental on January 14, 2012

Shannon Hori at Jeff Berkowitz’s Birthday at Neiman Marcus at the Village of Merrick Park on February 3, 2012

“How often does someone have a party in Neiman Marcus, and the store is actually shut down for it?? And the cake was in the shape of a shopping bag!”

Shannon Hori & Kendall Cogan at Jeff Berkowitz’s Birthday at Neiman Marcus at the Village of Merrick Park on February 3, 2012

Nancy Levy, Lisa Petrillo, Belkys Nerey,  Shannon Hori, & Lauren Fernandez at The Pliner’s Farewell Brunch & Trunk Show on April 4, 2012

Shannon Hori, Lisa Petrillo, Lisa Pliner, Tracy Wilson Mourning, & Lucy Morillo-Agnetti at Wine, Women, & Shoes at the Coral Gables Country Club on February 8, 2012

“It was thrilling to see so many women have fun at the event that I helped bring to South Florida. The first year, I was the honorary chair with co-chairs Criselda Breene and Carola Pimental, and a terrific committee.  It’s especially meaningful to me because I am the mom of twin boys who have both made a few trips to Miami Children’s Hospital.”

Shannon Hori, Lisa Pliner, & Athina Marturet at Wine, Women, & Shoes at the Coral Gables Country Club on February 8, 2012

Lisa Petrillo & Shannon Hori at Wine, Women, & Shoes at the Coral Gables Country Club on February 8, 2012

Shannon Hori & Suzy Buckley at A Night at the Museum at the Bass Museum of Art on April 26, 2012

Shannon Hori & Kendall Cogan at Destination Fashion 2012 at Bal Harbour Shops on November 10, 2012

Lisa & Donald Pliner, & Shannon Hori at Destination Fashion 2012 at Bal Harbour Shops on November 10, 2012

“This was one of the most spectacular fundraisers. And what an announcement that night from Christine Lynn- that she was donating 25 million dollars!! It’s not too often that you get a live ‘news flash’ like that.”

Shannon Hori, Carola Pimentel, & Criselda Breene at Wine, Women, & Shoes on December 15, 2012

Shannon Hori, Criselda Breene, Molly Snyder, & Todd Snyder at Wine, Women, & Shoes on December 15, 2012

Tina Carlo, Shannon Hori, Iran Issa-Khan, & Michael Leonidas Kirkland at Wine, Women, & Shoes on December 15, 2012

Laurie Jennings, Shannon Hori, Belkys Nerey, Lisa Petrillo, & Lucy Morillo Agnetti at Wine, Women, & Shoes at the Coral Gables Country Club on February 7, 2013

“This year we sold out several weeks before the event. And we raised a whopping 450K for Miami Children’s Hospital. Along with Criselda, Carola, an incredible committee and presenting sponsor Elizabeth Spill, the Miami event raised more than the 150 other Wine, Women, & Shoes events produced throughout the country over the past eight years.”

Laurie Jennings, Shannon Hori, & Belkys Nerey at Wine, Women, & Shoes at the Coral Gables Country Club on February 7, 2013

Shannon Hori at Wine, Women, & Shoes at the Coral Gables Country Club on February 7, 2013

Shannon Hori at the Voices for Children Gala on February 16, 2013

Christian Slater, Brittany Lopez, Shannon Hori, & Kendall Cogan at the Voices for Children Gala on February 16, 2013

“Ronald Smith had people in tears when he spoke about how his Guardian Ad Litem changed his life. This year, actor Christian Slater and his fiancé Brittany Lopez were the honorary chairs of the event.  It’s always fun seeing Christian around town because growing up, I loved every single movie he was in. I think he’s a great actor and one of the nicest, most down to earth guys.”

Marysol Patton, Kendall Cogan, Shannon Hori, & Paul Castronovo at the Voices for Children Gala on February 16, 2013

Yolanda Berkowitz, Frank Everett, Gail Appelrouth, Shannon Hori, & Nelson Hincapie at the Voices for Children Gala on February 16, 2013

Christina Termine, Yolanda Berkowitz, Shannon Hori, Vivianne Kurzwell, & Beth Tasca at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon on February 26, 2013

Christina Getty-Maercks & Shannon Hori at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon on February 26, 2013

Shannon Hori at the Ocean Drive May Beauties Luncheon on May 10, 2013

Criselda Breene & Shannon Hori at the Ocean Drive May Beauties Luncheon on May 10, 2013

“Not a bad day when you can spend time with some of your best girlfriends at the beautiful Delano Hotel – the first South Florida hotel I stepped foot in back in 1994. I remember thinking ‘Wow, this place is really cool.’ And it still is.”

Siri Willoch Traasdahl, Yolanda Berkowitz, Shannon Hori, & Criselda Breene at the Ocean Drive May Beauties Luncheon on May 10, 2013

Shannon Hori & Rene Ruiz at the Mad for Mod Doctors Hospital Ball on May 18, 2013

“I will miss one of my favorite South Florida designers, Rene Ruiz, who is opening a new factory in Hialeah and hiring 75 people. He has a great eye for fabric and how to use it, and he’s so genuinely nice. He promises to send me a dress for next year’s Kentucky Derby, since I’ll be working in Louisville, Kentucky. Maybe he’ll start designing hats too?”

Shannon Hori & Abby Portuondo at the Mad for Mod Doctors Hospital Ball on May 18, 2013

Shannon Hori & Nelson Lazo at the Mad for Mod Doctors Hospital Ball on May 18, 2013

AJ Rosenfeld, Katherine Rubino, Siri Willoch Traasdahl, Shannon Hori, Lauren Sturges Fernandez, Heidi Charalambides, Diana Garchitorena, & Tina Carlo at the Opening of Cipriani Downtown on May 29, 2013

“So many great moments with friends, including this lunch at the new Cipriani. It was ‘girls only’ until our friend AJ popped over for a picture.”

  • Kurt Morris

    Shannon, you will be greatly missed. Thank for the years of great contribution you have made. May you continue to excel and may all your future ventures be fruitful and a blessing to others. God bless you and your family.

  • Ina

    Shannon, we enjoyed watching you for the last 6 years on CBS4. We will miss you deeply. Good luck in Louisville.

  • vivian gomez

    farewell Shannon, we will surely miss you.

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  • Sherry Swerdlow

    Shannon I will miss you! I have watched you from day one..you are a beautiful person not only outside but within as well……..hugs ang kisses

  • Jean Kelly

    Sorry to see you go Shannon, much happiness & God Bless in you new anchor job. Sure gonna’ miss ya’