Shawn Dunagan has lived and worked in Ohio all his life.
Shawn is from the Cleveland suburb of Solon. He graduated Bowling Green State University in 2006. He was a sports intern his junior year at WTOL-TV in sports. When the internship ended, he was offered the part time sports photographer job. He had that for his entire senior year and got to work at some exciting events including Super Bowl XL, the 2006 World Series in Detroit and the 2006 Ohio State vs. Michigan game when it was #1 vs. #2.
When Shawn was done with school, he was promoted to a full-time news photographer. He covered many stories in Toledo but the one that sticks with him is the childhood cancer cluster in Clyde, Ohio. He will never forget the people he met and stories he heard along the way, especially the Brown, Hisey and Keller families. Shawn even won an Edward R Murrow Award and a First Place AP award for continuing coverage on the stories.
After seven years in Toledo, Shawn traveled down U.S. Route 23 to WBNS. In his first year with the company, Shawn has had the opportunity to travel to New Jersey to cover the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and to Moore, Okla., for the tornado that devastated hundreds in the Sooner State.
When away from the camera, Shawn likes to watch any kind of sporting event, whether it be in the stands or on television. He is a big Cleveland Browns and Indians fan along with Ohio State football and Duke Basketball. Since moving to the state capitol, he has also become a fan of the Blue Jackets.
Shawn has also won an Edward R. Murrow Award for video news coverage and AP awards for a documentary series and 2012 best enterprise reporting.
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