Eric Shaw is an American television writer and a former writer for SpongeBob SquarePants, a popular television show on Nickelodeon. Originally from Jericho, NY, he attended Jericho High School and graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies. He has been an animation writer since 2003 and has also written for Skunk Fu, Krypto the Superdog, Sid the Science Kid, My Friends Tigger and Pooh and many other animated hit shows. He is known for writing on SpongeBob SquarePants seasons five and six. As a staff writer, Eric has written for more than 50 SpongeBob episodes. In 2007, Eric served as the President of the International Jury at the prestigious Cartoons on the Bay Animation Festival, Salerno, Italy. Eric recently served as Head Writer on PBS' Emmy-Award winning animated series WordGirl starring Tom Kenny, Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt, Jeffrey Tambor, and others. Eric ran the writing on Season 5 (26 episodes), from Soup2Nuts' Watertown, Mass studio, and in 2013, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in Animation at the 40th Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards on June 14.