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Real Men Wear Pink- Jeff Shearer

Real Men Wear Pink- Jeff Shearer
Adjunct Instructor, Auburn University

Born in Ashland, Ohio, Jeff’s family moved to Denver, Colorado where Jeff graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in broadcast news from the School of Journalism. After nearly 27 great years in Montgomery, Jeff recently moved to Auburn.

Jeff joined Auburn Athletics in January 2016 as a senior writer, covering Auburn’s 21 varsity sports teams for With a passion for people and storytelling, this position was an ideal fit. Before coming to the Plains, he was a sports anchor at WSFA in Montgomery for nearly 25 years, including 13 years as sports director.

His broadcasting career began in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and continued in Salt Lake City before moving to Montgomery.

From 2005-2015 Jeff taught sports reporting and sports broadcasting at Troy University. Since 2016, he has been an adjunct instructor at Auburn University, teaching sports reporting, sports media relations, news writing and journalism fundamentals.

“While cancer has not yet impacted my family directly, it has touched the lives of more friends than I can count. I have written many stories about student-athletes, staff and fans who are cancer survivors. I’m looking forward to inviting my friends to join me in supporting Real Men Wear Pink and the American Cancer Society. I’ve long been an admirer of the outstanding work ACS does and I’m determined to raise awareness and money to support its mission.”

Jeff and his wife, Rhonda have been married 28 years and have two daughters, Sara and Meagan.





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