Hello, my name is George Shea, and I am a self-taught photojournalist from Delaware. I can’t say that I had dreamed of becoming a photojournalist, because I didn’t, but I did have a dream that I developed, and the dream was to create a community broadcasting platform for the unheard voices of Delaware. That dream became a reality when I picked up a camera in 2015.
I was inspired by Baltimore photojournalist, Devin Allen, who was covering the Baltimore City riots following the in-custody death of Freddy Grey. Capturing some intense moments during the riots, Devin told a story that was being told by the people and that’s what I wanted to do and in 2016, Delaware Newsline was born.
“The long story short is that I’m just a guy lucky enough to pick up a video camera. How that went down is quite a tale, and the fact that I get to do what I love every day is something that I’ll always cherish and be forever grateful for.”
George Shea is a Delaware Newsline Digital Broadcast Journalist and has an emphasis on crime and social justice. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @denewsline. Follow Delaware Newsline on Facebook for the latest breaking news stories.