I broadcast for the University of Oregon’s campus radio station, KWVA, where I am the play-by-play voice of Oregon women’s soccer, calling every home game in the fall regular season and spring exhibition season. At the station, I also panel and host on the nightly talk show, “QuackSmack.” I also am a reporter for the station, covering football, soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball. I began working for KWVA in the fall of 2015 at the start of my freshman year. Listen to highlights and recaps here:   https://shawnmedow.com/category/broadcasting/

KWVA Freshman year

I also work for the independent student newspaper, the Daily Emerald, where I am a sports reporter and associate editor. I cover football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, acrobatics and tumbling and softball for the paper. As an associate editor, I edit reporters’ and other editors’ articles, write headlines, publish and tweet out the links to the articles. For samples of my writing, visit the writing tab of my website here: https://shawnmedow.com/category/writing/

Galaxy vs Rapids
Photos from my experience working at StubHub Center for CaliSportsnews.com during Galaxy vs Rapids (6/22/16)

At the University of Oregon, I also covered every track meet at Hayward Field in the 2017 season as part of a class in which we worked on tight deadlines while covering the meets. While in the class, I freelanced for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, a newspaper in Northampton, Mass. I covered Harvard sprinter Gabby Thomas in the 100 and 200, who grew up in the Northampton area.  Some of my stories from the class, including one of my pieces on Thomas, can be found here: https://shawnmedow.com/2017/06/16/post-gamematchrace-stories/

Along with my work at the University of Oregon, I have freelanced for the Salt Lake Tribune, covering the LA Galaxy against Real Salt Lake. I worked on two turnaround deadlines to get the stories in quick enough for print and web. I have also written for several websites, which have allowed me to cover several other Los Angeles Galaxy at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. on several other occasions.

This is only the beginning of my career in sports journalism, and I look forward to what lies ahead in my future.

Please browse my website to see the various work I have done as an aspiring journalist.




One thought on “About

  1. Hello Shawn, my name is Giovanni, I’m a junior transfer from Southern Oregon University. I just have a quick question if you have the possibility of answering it, how does one get involved with KWVA, I want to become a broadcaster and want to get more involved. Thank you for the help!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s