A room filled with heroes – Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler, Gregg Rosenthal & Nick Shook – recap all the latest news from around the NFL including the Cowboys vs. Texans game cancellation, the Browns releasing Joe Haden, and Matt Stafford getting paid. The heroes take you around the NFC in 48 minutes to preview the NFC divisions before the season.
The NFL Draft is one day away. Who will the Browns select? Will they trade again? Cleveland 19 Sports Director Tony Zarrella and Digital Producer Nick Shook discuss the Browns’ draft strategy.
This edition of Friday Football Frenzy won a College Media Association Pinnacle Award for Best Sportscast of 2013-14.
Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally one of the most exciting days of the year, and while Super Bowl XLVIII wasn’t the most entertaining game, one comedian still found a way to enjoy his February afternoon.
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By Nick Shook and Alyssa Morlacci
Martin Alvord was an aspiring artist.
At a young age, he began checking out library books about famous artists. He used them to teach himself how to draw and paint, despite the fact he was born with just two fingers on each hand. While growing up in urban Akron, Martin practiced graffiti on dilapidated buildings. Once a family friend asked him to spray paint his entire basement.
Martin pursued his passion for art in college, first attending the Cleveland Institute of Art and then transferring to Kent State. Despite many successes, Martin felt pressured when figuring out how to make his art profitable. He didn’t want to sacrifice his own creative freedom for the financial pressures associated with a college education.
Martin died by suicide on Nov. 13, 2011. His friends and family remember him as a fun-loving, comical young man with a bright future that was ended too soon.
Martin’s oldest brother, Phil Alvord, and college friend Eddie Kilroy reflect on Martin’s talents, hilarious personality and sudden departure.
Nick Shook’s television demo reel is currently being edited. The resulting product will soon be uploaded to this category.
Nick Shook covered public affairs in Portage County as part of a capstone course in Kent State’s Journalism and Mass Communication curriculum in Fall 2013. Follow the link below for examples of his work outside of sports.