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WOUB Senior Spotlight: Cameron Knupp

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By Kae Walther

ATHENS, OH – When Cameron Knupp walks across the stage to accept his Ohio University diploma in May, it will be the culmination of a dream he’s had since he was in 5th grade. The journalism news and information major from Warren, Ohio, says he always wanted to get a degree that would lead to a career in sports in some way, shape or form.

“I’m currently looking for a job,” said Knupp. “I hope to find a position as a sports anchor/reporter at a local news station.”

During his senior year of high school, Knupp came to Athens for a campus tour of Ohio University because he heard it had one of the best journalism schools in the country. He immediately fell in love and knew this was where he wanted to go to school.

“I heard about WOUB when preparing to come to Ohio University before my freshman year,” he said, “When I finally got on campus, I made a beeline for the WOUB table at the involvement fair, and before I knew it, I was at a Gridiron Glory meeting that night, and covered my first game that Friday.”

Knupp worked on Gridiron Glory, Hardwood Heroes, Bobcat Sports Showcase and NewsWatch during his time at WOUB.

“WOUB has meant the world to me. For one thing, it gave me valuable hands-on experience to prepare me for the journalism industry,” he said. Knupp also reminisced that WOUB has given him some of his best friends.

“WOUB really feels like a family the moment you walk in the door.”

Some specific insight and advice that Knupp both received and wants to tell others who are looking to join WOUB is to try everything and do it all. Knupp says when he first came to WOUB he thought he wanted to do play-by-play but ended up falling in love with different parts of video and broadcasting. Knupp realized he liked telling people’s stories and is so thankful for how quickly he was able to find his place.

Knupp is also thankful for the encouragement and support he has received. He specifically called out Warren Harding High School and his teacher, Mr. Witt. Knupp says Mr. Witt was one of the most inspiring teachers he’s ever had and really made him believe he could do anything. Knupp also says he wouldn’t be where he is today without the constant support of his family.

“I wouldn’t be here without my dad. That’s a big thank you I need to give.”