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Shelly Monahan joined the KHQ news team in 2000.

Born and raised in Spokane, Shelly Monahan is the oldest of eight children. Her parents still live out on the farm where she was raised.

Shelly started her career and is still widely known as Sunshine Shelly. At seventeen, while attending Eastern Washington University, she worked at KJRB radio station. From there, she worked in Spokane doing TV weather. Then she moved on to Seattle, Sacramento and Chicago.

Shelly came back to Spokane nine years ago to raise her two daughters and to be closer to her family. Upon moving back home, Shelly met & married the love of her life, with whom she has spent the past nine years raising their two sons and two daughters.

Along with their horses, dogs and African grey parrot, Shelly and her husband keep a very busy schedule with the kids. Shelly loves to cook, which comes in very handy considering her husband and the kids love to eat!

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  • South Korean Ferry Captain Arrested As Hundreds Are Missing And Feared Dead

    South Korean Ferry Captain Arrested As Hundreds Are Missing And Feared Dead

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:38:53 GMT
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.>>
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
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  • Gruesome Murder Trial Continues In Spokane; Alex Rozier Reports

    Gruesome Murder Trial Continues In Spokane; Alex Rozier Reports

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:27:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, WA. – The murder trial for suspected killer Daniel Arteaga continued at the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday as one of the lead investigators took the stand discussing evidence found the night of Kim Schmidt’s death. Arteaga is on trial for the murder of Schmidt, a 34 year old mother he dated for more than 6 years.>>
    SPOKANE, WA. – The murder trial for suspected killer Daniel Arteaga continued at the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday as one of the lead investigators took the stand discussing evidence found the night of Kim Schmidt’s death. Arteaga is on trial for the murder of Schmidt, a 34 year old mother he dated for more than 6 years.>>
  • WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:35 GMT
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.>>
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
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  • Dan Kleckner

    Dan Kleckner

    Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet...">>
    Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet...">>
  • Shelly Monahan

    Shelly Monahan

    Shelly Monahan joined the KHQ news team in 2000. Shelly started her career and is still widely known as Sunshine Shelly>>
    Shelly Monahan joined the KHQ news team in 2000. Shelly started her career and is still widely known as Sunshine Shelly>>
  • Sean Owsley

    Sean Owsley

    During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.>>
    During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.>>
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  • Kalae Chock

    Kalae Chock

    Katie loves telling stories. Nothing brings her more joy than to come into someone's life and sharing their stories with others.>>
    Kalae is excited to be part of Spokane's #1 morning show with Sean Owsley and Shelly Monahan, as KHQ's crime tracker reporter.  She also anchors the KHQ Saturday morning show with Alex Rozier.

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  • Blake Jensen

    Blake Jensen

    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
  • Lindsay Nadrich

    Lindsay Nadrich

    Before joining KHQ in August of 2012, Lindsay was a production associate in the long form department at CNBC.>>
    Before joining KHQ in August of 2012, Lindsay was a production associate in the long form department at CNBC>>
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  • Dave Law

    Dave Law

    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
  • Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
  • Blake Jensen

    Blake Jensen

    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
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  • John Collett

    John Collett

    John Collett joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in August of 2012 as an Anchor/Reporter.
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    John Collett joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in August of 2012 as an Anchor/Reporter.
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  • Sam Adams

    Sam Adams

    Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.>>
    Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.>>
  • Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers

    In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.>>
    In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.>>