People

  • Reporter

    Adora Namigadde joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native (sorry Ohio!), she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.

    Before moving to Columbus, Adora reported for 9&amp...

  • News Midday Host, Assistant Program Director

    Amy Juravich is the Midday Host on 89.7, NPR News and the radio promotions producer for both 89.7 and Classical 101. She also directs 89.7’s talk show All Sides with Ann Fisher.

    Amy joined WOSU Public Media in 2007. She began...

  • Host, Executive Producer of All Sides with Ann Fisher

    Ann Fisher joined WOSU in 2009 after nearly 30 years in the newspaper business. A native of Michigan, Ann earned a B.S. in journalism at Michigan State University.

    She has covered politics, public affairs, culture, media, and business...

  • Classical Morning Host

    Classical 101 Morning Announcer and Host of the Promusica Chamber Orchestra live broadcasts.

    Boyce Lancaster is an award-winning radio producer who has spent the last 25 years exploring classical music at WOSU-FM. His productions have...

  • Bluegrass Ramble Host

    Born in mountain country Kentucky, Chet DeLong has lived in central Ohio for 43 years and been part of WOSU’s Bluegrass Ramble since 1990.

    He grew up listening to Farm and Fun Time on WCYB in Bristol, Va., featuring the Stanley Brothers...

  • Bluegrass Ramble Host

    Chris is a Central Ohio native and has worked at various Columbus area radio stations, beginning with high school. He joined WOSU in 1987 as host of a Big Band show.

    When that show was discontinued, he was asked to continue at the...

  • Classical Host

    Host of Music in Mid-Ohio, Musica Sacra, Serenata and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra live broadcasts. Christopher also hosts Classical 101 By Request every Friday from 1-3 p.m....

  • All Things Considered Host

    Clare Roth joined WOSU in February of 2017. After attending the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, she returned to her native Iowa as a producer for Iowa Public Radio.

    Besides her affinity for four-letter flyover...

  • News Morning Host

    Debbie Holmes began her career in broadcasting in Columbus after graduating from The Ohio State University. She left the Buckeye state to pursue a career in television news and worked as a reporter and anchor in Moline, Illinois and Memphis,...

  • Eric French is the staff audio engineer for WOSU and has worked as a musician/producer in music studios for 15 years. Horror hound, motorcycle enthusiast, and baseball fanatic, Eric brings a passion for all things Americana to WOSU’s...

  • News Reporter

    Esther Honig joined WOSU in early 2016. Born in San Francisco, Esther got her start in public radio while attending Mills College in Oakland, California. Before reporting for WOSU, she worked with member station KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri....

  • Digital News Editor

    Gabe Rosenberg joined WOSU in October 2016. A Pittsburgh native, Gabe graduated with a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. 

    Before coming to Columbus, he worked as a digital news assistant...

  • Bluegrass Ramble Host

    Our newest Rambler came to Columbus from Pennsylvania. Jake works in a music store, plays banjo and guitar, and makes a weekly appearance at a bluegrass night at a local club.

    He’s enthusiastic about some of the younger bluegrass...

  • Classical Midday Announcer

    Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media, and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host. Jennifer performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the...

  • Classical Afternoon Host

    John Rittmeyer grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but didn’t discover how much classical music meant to him until moving to Columbus to attend OSU. It began by listening to WOSU-FM while studying at home. As an English major, classical music provided...

  • Chief Content Director - News & Public Affairs

    Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on...

  • Bluegrass Ramble Host

    Rich Baker, a life-long resident of central Ohio, joined WOSU’s Bluegrass Ramble in 1986. Rich received a journalism degree from Ohio University where he hosted a country music show on WOUB-FM.

    After graduation, he worked for 20 years...

  • News Reporter

    Sam Hendren brought more than two decades of experience to WOSU when he arrived in August of 2005. Born in Tennessee and raised in North Carolina, Hendren began his journalism career at the University of Alabama's public radio station (also his...

  • Sean Edgar is an editor at Paste Magazine who has also written and photographed for Playboy, Stereogum and self-titled. A Columbus native, Sean spends most of his time frolicking in Clintonville with his half-dog half coyote...

  • News Morning Anchor and Managing Editor

    Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and two sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student...