Shannon Sollitt

The Salt Lake Tribune

Reporter Profile

Shannon Sollitt is a bilingual journalist covering Utah’s tech sector and other business coverage. Previously, Shannon covered agriculture for the Statesman Journal. A multimedia journalist, Sollitt’s career started in her hometown of Jackson, Wyoming, reporting breaking news, local politics, housing and economic injustice for various news outlets. Her coverage of sexual violence prompted curriculum changes in the local high school. Sollitt says that there are few things she knows with certainty: words are powerful. Even small ones carry weight. She strives to use them to tell stories that heal, that help, that hold a mirror up to the world and ask it to change. Sollitt holds a master’s in journalism from Boston University and a bachelor’s from Willamette University.

Beat: Utah's tech sector and other business coverage

Working from a stance of critical thinking rather than boosterism, this business and tech reporter investigates the contributions of Utah businesses, such as advances in bioscience and tech, as well as the resources they consume, from tax breaks and other forms of public funding to water and power and other environmental impacts.