POMEROY — Evan Shaw of WOUB Public Media and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact garnered seven different Emmy nominations Monday by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ohio Valley Chapter.
The nominations were announced during a program streamed live from Marshall University. The awards will be presented at a gala Aug. 6 at the Lawrenceburg Event Center in Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Shaw was nominated in the following categories for “Our Town:Pomeroy”: Documentary-Historical: WOUB and Storytelling Institute, Editor-Program, Composite, WOUB and Storytelling Institute, Photographer-Program, Composite: “Our Town: Pomeroy,” WOUB and Storytelling Institute, and Audio: “Our Town-Pomeroy,” WOUB and Storytelling Institute.
Shaw has previously been awarded Emmys, but this nomination was special.
“Being able to make a film about my hometown, and then seeing that film nominated for an Emmy is absolutely a highlight of my career,” he said.
“Our Town: Pomeroy” was the second in WOUB’s series and focused on the historic Ohio River town of Pomeroy in Meigs County. The documentary was produced by WOUB Public Media, and visits towns large and small to uncover their histories, highlight their unique contributions to the region and explore the directions they are headed.
First in the series was Lancaster. After Pomeroy came Nelsonville. Shaw and company have now turned their attention to Jackson, focusing on their fourth “Our Town” production.
Pomeroy residents and business owners were excited to learn of the nominations.
Paige Cleek, of Front Page Outfitters, said, “This is a great honor for Evan and so exciting for Pomeroy.”
More on the story will follow, but for now the announcement is enough to put Our Town: Pomeroy and Evan Shaw back in the spotlight in Meigs County.
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