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Shacknews Staff Select: Donovan Erskine

Meet the champ!


Say hey to Donovan Erskine. Intern, Shacklemania Champion, Pokemon connoisseur, and the resident millennial of Shacknews!

Asif brought me onto the editorial staff as an intern in early 2017, and working with this team has been nothing but sheer joy. I’m currently in college studying broadcast journalism and being at the Shack, surrounded by a brilliant and supportive cast of characters has provided me with an awesome platform to hone these skills and get a headstart on my career.

What’s some cool info about me? Well, you should probably direct your attention towards the video below for some of that, but I can fill you in on the stuff Greg and I didn’t speak about. I love movies. I could sit around and chat about the world of film until I pass out. In fact, in my first appearance on the Shackcast, I derailed a show about video games into a two hour deep-dive into the current state of Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. My favorite flicks of all time are Jurassic Park, The Empire Strikes Back, and Scream! What’s that? We’re supposed to talk about games here? Right. I grew up on Pokemon, Halo, and The Elder Scrolls. These three franchises alone made me fall in love with video games and set the stage for where I am today.

The coolest thing I’ve gotten to do with the Shack was attend events like PAX East and E3 (twice!), which is honestly something I never thought I’d be lucky enough to do. Speaking of E3, that’s where we shot my Shack Staff Select! I hope you enjoyed this brief insight to life of the youngest member of team Shacknews. If so, be sure to check out our YouTube Channel, where you can see the rest of our (much more interesting) team members talk about themselves!

P.S. Tell Asif and Greg The Last Jedi rocks.

News Editor

Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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