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George Shillcock


George Shillcock is a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. He joined the WOSU newsroom in April 2023 following three years as a reporter in Iowa with the USA Today Network.

Shillcock worked at the Columbus Dispatch and the Athens Messenger as a reporting intern before making his way to Iowa in 2020 to report on the suburban communities of Des Moines for the Des Moines Register and local government, politics and development for the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

He gained skills in Iowa as both a print and multimedia reporter with a focus on community journalism.

Shillcock's work has been recognized by the Ohio News Media Association and Iowa Newspaper Association with awards for investigative journalism, coverage of government and politics, features and community reporting.

Through the USA Today Network, his work has been featured dozens of newspapers in Iowa, Ohio and around the country.

Born in Byram, New Jersey and raised in Harrison, Ohio, Shillcock graduated from Ohio University in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and minor in political science.

Contact George at george.shillcock@wosu.org or follow him on Twitter @ShillcockGeorge.