Dan O'Shannon, award-winning writer and producer, served as Executive Producer/Executive Consultant of "Frasier" from 2000 through 2004. Mr. O'Shannon is a native of Northeast Ohio, a past Cleveland State University student, and a former writer for The Cauldron. Working in network television since 1988, he has served as writer or story editor for "Newhart," "Cheers," and "Frasier." His producing credits include "Cheers," "The Boys," "Maggie," and "Frasier." His awards include the Emmy, Golden Globe, Writers Guild Award (2003, for "Frasier"), and an Academy Award nomination for writing the 1998 Disney animated short film, "Redux Riding Hood." Mr. O'Shannon received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and an honorary B.A. in Communication from Cleveland State University in 2003.
Mr. O'Shannon has graciously given of his time over the years by guest lecturing in Communication classes at CSU during his spring hiatus.