Nick Shook

Journalism experience

  • Breaking news writer, Pac-12 DieHards, Sept. 2017-present.
  • Around The NFL writer,, June 2016-present.
  • Digital Content Producer, NFL Media, June 2016-present.
  • Digital Producer, Cleveland 19 News (WOIO-TV), March 2016-June 2016.
  • Local reporter, Akron Beacon Journal, January 2016-March 2016.
  • Columnist, Akron Beacon Journal, August 2015-March 2016.
  • Copy editor, Akron Beacon Journal, May 2015-March 2016.
  • Contributor, Around The NFL (, December 2014-May 2015.
  • Digital Content Producer, NFL Media, August 2014-May 2015.
  • Production Intern, NFL Films, May 2014-August 2014.
  • On-air talent, (Q92) 92.5 WDJQ-FM, March 2014-May 2014.
  • Programming Intern, 92.3 The Fan WKRK-FM Cleveland, May 2013-August 2013.
  • Staff writer, The Burr magazine, August 2012-May 2014.
  • Play-by-play commentator, show host, Kent State athletics (Golden Flashes iHeartRadio, WRQK HD-2 Canton, 640 WHLO-AM), October 2012-April 2014.
  • Sports Editor, Daily Kent Stater, January 2013-May 2013.
  • Student Correspondent, Akron Beacon Journal, January 2012-May 2014.
  • Sports Reporter, Columnist, Daily Kent Stater, Fall 2011-Fall 2013.
  • Sports Writer, The Vindicator, June-August 2011.
  • Freelance Sports Reporter, Twinsburg Patch, Winter 2010-Fall 2011.
  • Sports anchor, correspondent TV2-KSU, Fall 2010-May 2014.
  • Sports Director, play-by-play, color commentator, show host, Black Squirrel Radio, Fall 2010-May 2014.
  • Freelancer,, May 2009.

Multimedia experience

  • Experience editing audio, video, print and online stories.
  • Experience logging, digitizing and editing video for NFL Films.
  • Experience shooting video for Kent State’s television station, TV2-KSU.
  • Know basic HTML.
  • Experience posting multimedia stories to various WordPress sites, including the NFL Films blog, Joomla sites, Al Fresco sites and
  • Experience recording and editing sports audio for 92.3 The Fan, Q92, Black Squirrel Radio.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Audition, Photoshop, Premiere, Avid Media Composer.


  • Kent State University, Class of 2014, Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communication with a concentration in multimedia news. Graduated cum laude.
  • St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, Class of 2010.

Honors and activities 

  • College Media Association Pinnacle Award for Best SportscastFriday Football Frenzy, Oct. 11, 2013.
  • AEJMC student magazine contest award, second place for first-person narrative “Head Games,” The Burr, May 2014.
  • Associated Press Media Editors’ ‘Innovator of the Year for College Students’ award for the multimedia project, Campus Lifeline, contributor. Spring 2013.
  • Hearst Journalism Award, three-time nominee, 2013, 2014.
  • Dean’s List, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
  • Schierhorn Newsroom Fund scholarship, recipient, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
  • Best Host, Friday Football Frenzy, Fall 2013, TV2-KSU.
  • Lincoln Hackim Award for Excellence in Sports Writing, Fall 2013, Daily Kent Stater.
  • The Burr Award for Magazine Writing, Spring 2014, The Burr.
  • Best non-music show, Spring 2012, “Sports With Shook,” Black Squirrel Radio.
  • Best Sports Show, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, “Sports With Shook,” Black Squirrel Radio.
  • Headline of the Month, Akron Beacon Journal, February 2012, July 2012, May 2013.
  • Letter winner, varsity football, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.


Available upon request.

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