Former OHIO and WOUB student Doug Drew establishes fund to support professional development for current WOUB students

Former OHIO and WOUB student Doug Drew establishes fund to support professional development for current WOUB students

Former Ohio College and WOUB student Doug Drew is paying out his WOUB knowledge forward with a $125,000 gift dedication to set up an endowment and supply quick-use funding to enable latest WOUB students increase their abilities and take their occupations to the following level. The Doug Drew WOUB Scholar Specialist Enhancement Fund will be employed to give basic assist for skilled progress experiences for learners concerned with WOUB to prepare them for professions in media.

“Thanks to two expert journalists who ended up supervisors at WOUB, I discovered so a lot about the information enterprise all through my higher education several years, I was nicely prepared to launch my broadcast vocation when I graduated. It was those people two experts, John Chalfant and Bruce Cuthbertson, who taught me the realities of getting a broadcast journalist in a functioning newsroom,” claimed Drew. “After 20 decades working in Tv set news as a reporter, anchor, executive producer and news director, I grew to become a tv news consultant. And for another 20 yrs I traveled the environment, traveling to newsrooms and networks, teaching doing work journalists greater storytelling and introducing them to new traits in the business, a lot like individuals two specialists who assisted me at WOUB several many years right before.”

Drew grew up in Cincinnati and started out at Ohio College in the mid-1970s. The radio and television key fell in really like with Athens and was excited to obtain palms-on, serious-earth expertise at WOUB.

“I walked into an orientation meeting in a WOUB Tv set studio in 1974 to find out about college student volunteer chances at the station, interested in turning into a sports broadcaster. As the session concluded, the coordinator suggested the learners who desired a athletics job go to the other side of the place and individuals who needed to be in information keep in which we ended up. A few quarters of the room walked to the other facet,” explained Drew. “Whether frozen in anxiety or truly realizing my possibilities would be increased with fewer competition, I stayed exactly where I was, and my information job was launched. It was the ideal decision I ever designed.”

As a devoted previous WOUB student, Drew has been a member of the WOUB Alumni Engagement Team for practically two years. The team has helped develop the WOUB Mentoring System, the WOUB Position Link Method and WOUB Wednesdays, which all link latest and former WOUB students and leverage the expert connections alumni have to enable recent students with their careers in the media industry.

“I have proven this fund to proceed my passion for skilled mentorship, to carry performing gurus to WOUB for workshops, and to make it possible for WOUB college students to go to conferences and conferences that will assist get ready them for a occupation in tv information.”

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