Shanna Lewis’ work as an independent radio producer and journalist has aired on NPR’s newscast and news magazines, Voice of America, Prime Time Radio and Pulse of the Planet, among others. Freelance print and photography work by Shanna has been featured in The Denver Post, The National Post (Canada), High Country News and other publications. She is the recipient of a Colorado AP (Associated Press) Broadcast award, garnered seven Colorado Press Association awards for reporting and photography and contributed to a number of award winning broadcast, online and multimedia projects.
Shanna is a member of the Association of Independents in Radio, Society of Environmental Journalists, National Press Photographers Association and Journalism and Women Symposium. She also serves on the board of directors for KLZR 91.7 FM a community radio station in rural Colorado.
Tarantulas are looking for love in southeastern Colorado. The city of La Junta capitalizes on the spiders' annual season of romance by hosting a tarantula festival.
An American team is in Europe this week for a medieval combat competition. They dress up in period costumes and fight with dulled weapons.
On the 80th anniversary of the executive order that sent 120,000 Japanese-Americans to internment camps, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits a camp she wants to include in the National Park System.
Pueblo, Colo., used to be home to the world's largest mural. South Korea took the title in 2018, and Pueblo wants it back. NPR visits the great outdoor mural as its being created during the pandemic.