Zachary Shrivers

Multimedia Journalist

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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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Purdue Pharma, maker of painkiller OxyContin, files for bankruptcy

The bankruptcy means that Purdue will likely be removed from the first federal opioid trial, scheduled to start in Cleveland on Oct. 21.

Oil prices spike after attack on Saudi facilities hits global supply

Oil prices surged more than 15% at the open on Sunday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities on Saturday that knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply.

Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi oil facilities

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification."

See the intricate labyrinths on Oregon’s beaches before the tide washes them away

Denny Dyke and a team of volunteers transform Oregon’s Bandon Beach into labyrinths, part of his “Circles in the Sand” project. Visitors are invited to stroll through the spirals, which only last for a few hours before the tide washes them away.

At least 21 injured when decks collapse during New Jersey firefighter event

At least 21 people were rushed to the hospital, including a young boy, after the second and third story decks of a condo at the Jersey Shore suddenly collapsed. The collapse happened as a large group of firefighters were in town for a convention, and they worked with first responders to help rescue those who were hurt.