Zach Shrivers joined WTAP as a multimedia journalist in July of 2019
Zach earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science from Ohio University in the spring of 2019. Growing up, Zach wanted to be a novelist or a filmmaker, but as he matured he became more and more interested in politics and fell in love with journalism in college.
Now a resident of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Zach was raised in Athens, Ohio, where his alma mater is located. He played varsity golf in high school and played the saxophone in the jazz band at Athens High. He was voted “most spirited” in the senior superlatives.
While in college, Zach worked as an intern for his local government access channel (The Government Channel) where he produced news updates, weather reports, and various other PSAs for nearly three years. While there, he covered city council nearly every week and often worked closely with city administration while producing.
He was also a part of the #campus2018 project put on by the Washington Post. For this project, Zach covered the 2018 midterm elections with a small team of other student reporters and Washington Post staff. The story was shot entirely on cell phones and edited for Instagram TV (IGTV).
In his free time Zach likes to lift weights, watch movies, and listen to punk rock music. He’s also known to fall off of a skateboard every now and then.
Zach’s looking forward to growing his reporting skills at WTAP
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