One of Cannon's early and persistent loves is golf. The daughter of a professional golfer, Cannon both played and wrote about the game - and in this Review story from 1974, she also took the photo.
Cannon was able to bring her first golf instructor - her dad - into a recent NerdWallet story.
She wrote that her father, who was about to celebrate a birthday, "gave me
the best advice about credit cards when I was applying for my first
one: 'Look at the interest rate the bank pays on your money in checking
and savings accounts. It’s not even 1%. They use your money to make
money for the bank. Now look at how much interest you have to pay the
bank to use their money if you don’t pay your balance each month. It’s
over 15%. Think about how hard it is to earn that much interest on your
"Since then, I’ve always been what the issuers refer to as a 'freeloader': I use their money, but never pay any interest because I
pay my balance in full. Thanks for the advice, Dad, and happy birthday."
Cannon's commitment to journalism, and golf, is matched by her commitment to UD. She serves on the board of directors of the UD Alumni Association, and she is an emeritus member of the College of Arts and Sciences' advisory council. Cannon is a mentor at the UD Career Advisory Network (UD CAN), and she's also been a volunteer with the Volunteer Admissions Support Team (VAST) for many years,
interviewing potential UD students in Florida.