Scott Shannon's Ancestry Results Revealed New Family

February 26, 2019

WCBS-FM morning host Scott Shannon submitted his spit for a DNA analysis and he recently received the results about his Ancestry. Scott talks about being adopted as a child and says the kit provided info about his birth family that he previously didn't have.

After receiving the kit as a Christmas gift and quickly forgetting about it, Scott dug it up, swabbed himself, and sent himself in for analysis.

Scott Shannon in the Morning with Patty Steele - WCBS-FM
(Photo: Devon Cass)
When he got the results back, he was surprised to find out that not only do they tell you what percentage Neandertal you are, they also give you a list of names of possible relatives.

Michael Scott Shannon, as some of you may or may not know, was adopted as a child. He knows the story and has even met half-siblings in the past. But this new analysis revealed a brand new member of his family -- and they got in touch! The man, who is a writer and photographer in Illinois, reached out over email and they're now planning on keeping in contact.

Holidays are getting bigger at the Shannon household. It just goes to show that you never know who's out there waiting to meet you!

Listen to Scott's full story above.