John Shannon
OAB Hall of Fame
Inducted 2003

When WKY-TV began operations in 1949, John Shannon was the only photographer on staff. For 37 years he served as Chief Photographer of the station. He shot the first television news story and documentary in Oklahoma. Mr. Shannon filmed the first entire football game for playback on the station. For 25 years he shot OU football and never missed a game. In the mid-50s he was named the Kodak National Cameraman of the Year. A former still photographer, he was truly a pioneer in television photography in Oklahoma.