Drew Davidson brings video production skills honed as a CUC student to the NFL
Drew Davidson BA '12 is a segment producer for the Cleveland Browns, which has been experiencing recent success after decades of struggle. As one of the oldest teams in the NFL, the Browns organization and its fans have been re-energized by this year’s playoff win—the team’s first since 1994.
“It has been awesome to have a front row seat and play a small part in providing content for our fans during both this pandemic and historic Cleveland Browns season,” says Davidson. “As a lifelong fan of the team, it has been amazing to create TV shows, social videos and digital content for our fans across the globe as we work toward a championship.”
All through college, Davidson hadn’t considered a career in sports, but he knew he wanted to work in video production. After an internship at ESPN, he realized that out of all his internships, he enjoyed working with professional sports teams the most.
“My life growing up seemed to revolve around sports, and once I realized I could do video production for a team, it really seemed like a job that was right up my alley,” he says. “I guess it hit me like a ton of bricks at the time.”
Davidson is the lead on the team’s TV/digital show, called “Browns Live.” He also provides support as a shooter and editor for other content throughout the week and offseason, in addition to shooting games in season. Prior to moving to Cleveland, he was a broadcast producer for the Chicago Bears, where his primary role was as a camera operator and video editor, working on pregame, postgame and specialty TV shows.
Davidson honed his video production skills during the Lutheran College Washington Semester his junior year, which he describes as “the defining experience of my college career.” He adds, “The program made me realize that there were still ways I could continue to learn the trade while working toward my bachelor’s at Concordia-Chicago.”