As the generation changed hands from television to the internet, Buzzfeed became an instant hit. The network capitalized by using short humorous videos but later expanded their territory. From social media sites to YouTube and beyond, the network continues to expand. Buzzfeed became so popular that people who worked on their videos gained a cult celebrity status. One of them is Shane Madej. Shane joined Buzzfeed in 2014 and began working on short videos. From videos like What Your Birthday Says About You, and We Let Some Dogs Watch TV and They Were Positively Riveted to the co-host of BuzzFeed Unsolved, Shane has come a long way. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Shane Madej.
Shane Madej was born on the 16th of May 1986 in Schaumburg, Illinois. Born to Mark and Sherry Madej, Shane spent much of his early life with his brother, Scott Madej. As a young kid, Shane was pretty disciplined and stayed out of trouble most of the time. While Shane and his brother were not the best of friends, the pair shared many similarities. As a young kid, Shane had a fair share of incidents that happened to him. He was once chased by a neighboring dog that cemented a fear of dogs. At another time, Shane got a nosebleed so bad that the church staff had run out of tissues. Shane attended the Schaumburg High School before going on to study at Columbia College Chicago. He studied editing during his college years.
Much of Shane’s professional career came in light after he joined Buzzfeed. In his twenties, he was interested in the McMurdo Station which is a United States Antarctic research station. Even though he wanted to live there, the interest soon faded away.
Over the years, Shane worked several odd jobs. He worked at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois, and also spent some time working at a company that produced corporate videos. He also had a brief stint at Starbucks, but quickly changed to the role of a Video Producer for the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts.
Things started changing for Shane in 2012 when he posted the video, R.I.P. Greeno, on his YouTube channel. After visiting his brother who lived in LA at the time, Shane decided to move to LA himself. By the time Shane made the move, he already knew he would be taking up a job in Buzzfeed. While Shane is an integral part of Buzzfeed today, the company first thought that Shane was not good enough for the company. As it happened, Shane was asked to create a video to make off of a list of pre-researched videos. Shane went onto create his first video, “Unusual Facts About Diet Coke” (2014). The video gathered a large number of views and Shane joined BuzzFeed.
While Shane made regular appearances with Buzzfeed, his highlighted appearance came in Buzzfeed Unsolved. Shane joined the show in 2016 as a replacement for then host Brent Bennett. Shane shared incredible chemistry with co-host Ryan, as the pair discussed several unsolved mysteries.
As of 2020, Shane is in a loving relationship with fellow Buzzfeed producer, Sara Rubin. Sara joined the company at the same time as Shane and the pair began dating quickly after.