Fighting for One’s Tribe
TaNeel Real Bird, college student, and member of the Aaniih and Nakoda tribes of The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana is fighting for Native American rights. Reporter Shannon Ryan has her story.
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Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science
Shannon Ryan is a mutimedia journalist and passionate storyteller who plans to pursue a career in television news. She is graduating in December, a semester early. As a student reporter she traveled to Greece to cover the refugee crisis and to Brazil to cover the 2016 Paralympic Games.
Shannon has interned for the New York State Broadcasters Association, NBC WNYT-NewsChannel 13 in Albany, N.Y., ESPNU as a campus correspondent, and as a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network StudentU’s; which stream live on BTN2go.com and air on the Big Ten Network. She also works for Penn State Athletics, in production and as a reporter. She has also freelanced for CBS This Morning. This summer she will be the daytime news intern for FOX29 Philadelphia.