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2021 Video Editing Division Chairperson

Shawn Montano is a 2021 BOP Judge

Shawn Montano

Shawn will oversee the Video Editing division. Shawn has a passion for video editing, storytelling and teaching. In 2018 he joined the University of Northern Colorado’s Journalism and Media Studies program. He teaches Video Production, Digital Storytelling, Media Writing & Media Management. In his 20-year career before teaching, he worked for KPHO in Arizona and all 5 major stations in Denver; KUSA, KMGH, KCNC, KWGN, and KDVR. He's won 5 Heartland regional Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow award and 3 Colorado Broadcasters Association awards. He is a four-time winner of the National Press Photographers Association Video Editor of the Year award. Shawn is much more than a professor. He’s a manager, counselor, work-force trainer, comedian, motivational speaker and friend. He tells his students they are on a journey; he’s just the guide.