Michael Shaw's Profile
Writing has been a passion of Michael's since the fourth grade when he founded his parochial school's first newspaper. While his paper was shut down in a matter of weeks (freedom of the press wasn't an inalienable right at St. Paul School), his interest in writing continued, leading him to write for his high school newspaper, area weeklies and the Associated Press.
A sports writer for the Columbia Missourian, Michael covered Tolton Catholic and Stephens College athletics in the spring of 2013 and is covering the Missouri football team this fall. He is from Fenton, Mo., and enjoys writing music, playing tennis and learning languages.