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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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  • Hungry? 35th annual 'Pig Out in the Park' start today!

    Hungry? 35th annual 'Pig Out in the Park' start today!

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:08:09 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Feeling hungry? Well, for 6 days you will have the opportunity to pig out at "Pig Out in the Park!" Pig Out in the Park features 45 great food booths, three adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on three stages! Want to see, taste and do it all? Well...it will probably be a challenge but if you can plan to have 7-8 meals for the next 6 days you will at least be able to try every single food booth!>>
    KHQ.COM - Feeling hungry? Well, for 6 days you will have the opportunity to pig out at "Pig Out in the Park!" Pig Out in the Park features 45 great food booths, three adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on three stages! Want to see, taste and do it all? Well...it will probably be a challenge but if you can plan to have 7-8 meals for the next 6 days you will at least be able to try every single food booth!>>
  • Fire breaks out in E. Spokane used car lot

    Fire breaks out in E. Spokane used car lot

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:46:29 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire broke out a little before 5am Wednesday morning at AM Used Autos in E. Spokane on E. Sprague and Smith.The fire was reported as a structure fire but when firefighters arrived, they quickly realized this fire was not only within an office building, but had spread to many mobile homes and also multiple cars in the lot.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire broke out a little before 5am Wednesday morning at AM Used Autos in E. Spokane on E. Sprague and Smith.The fire was reported as a structure fire but when firefighters arrived, they quickly realized this fire was not only within an office building, but had spread to many mobile homes and also multiple cars in the lot.>>
  • Newborn found in trash on ventilator; Mom arrested

    Newborn found in trash on ventilator; Mom arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:30:28 GMT
    KEARNS, Utah (AP) - A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb. Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson said Wednesday the two-day-old girl was still on a ventilator and fighting for her life in a hospital.>>
    KEARNS, Utah (AP) - A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb. Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson said Wednesday the two-day-old girl was still on a ventilator and fighting for her life in a hospital.
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  • Stephanie Vigil

    Stephanie Vigil

    Stephanie is the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and several Emmy awards.>>
    Stephanie is the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and several Emmy awards.>>
  • 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>>
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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.>>