Ohio Athletics and WOUB Announce New Partnership

Evan Shaw

June 29, 2012

ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University Athletics and WOUB have announced a new partnership that will combine the resources of both departments to produce more content in the upcoming years.

In the new structure Evan Shaw, Assistant Athletic Director of Multimedia Marketing and award winning editor/videographer, will serve in a dual appointment with WOUB Public Media, while maintaining his current position with Ohio University Athletics. In his role at WOUB that begins on July 1, Shaw will serve as the Chief Videographer/Editor.

At WOUB, Shaw will continue producing sports multimedia stories and documentaries. He also will be managing non-sports documentary projects and supporting WOUB's editing and videography needs.

To date, Shaw has garnered four regional Emmy's and two Telly Awards for his work with the Bobcats. This year he has been nominated for two more Emmy's for the inaugural season of Relentless: An Inside Look at Ohio Football which premiered on WOUB and for sports photography. Shaw also is a regular member of the cinematography crew for NFL Films.

"We are delighted to have Evan join us at WOUB," said Tom Hodson, director and general manager of WOUB Public Media. "He has a brilliant talent for video story-telling. He will add depth and experience to our already talented staff. Our students also will get the benefit of working with a consummate professional."

This joint appointment marks a partnership between Ohio Athletics and WOUB Public Media which will save resources but enhance opportunities for both entities.

"This will expand the capabilities of both entities and save resources at the same time," said Dan Hauser, Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations.

Shaw is an Ohio University alumnus and a graduate of the WOUB student training program.

"I'm very excited for this new opportunity and for the chance to continue the strong partnership between WOUB and Ohio Athletics," Shaw said. "WOUB was an integral part of my time as a student at Ohio University, and I'm thrilled to have a chance to come back at this point in my career.

"The opportunity to continue to produce content for Ohio Athletics and also to work on other projects with WOUB is truly a perfect scenario. By combining the resources of the two departments, we will be able to continue providing fans of Ohio Athletics and all of Southeast Ohio with exceptional television and video content," Shaw added.

While at WOUB, Shaw will be able to work with students from the Scripps College of Communication and expand their educational and co-curricular learning opportunities.

"Evan is a multiple award winning videographer and editor who understands storytelling," Mark Brewer, chief content officer at WOUB Public Media said. "He was a top student when he participated in WOUB productions, and going through that process helps him understand the expectations we have in training current students. This is a positive move for the University, each department and the students as well."