Debbie Holmes

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, Tennessee.

She returned to radio news after moving to Los Angeles and earned 2 Golden Mike awards for live news reporting. In 2002, she earned her MBA at Franklin University.

In September 2009, she returned to her career roots and started working part-time at WOSU News and in December 2010 began working full-time. She enjoys public broadcasting because it allows her to cover news stories in-depth. Debbie and her husband have two children.

Ways to Connect

More Ohio high school students are taking college credits, saving them future school costs. 

Debbie Holmes / WOSU

COSI wants its new dinosaurs to be in-your-face. When it comes to their Tyrannosaurus rex, they mean that literally.

"It kind of looks like it's looking at you," says COSI president and CEO Frederic Bertley.

Ohio State Buckeyes

A new era of Ohio State men's basketball begins at home on Friday night, as Chris Holtmann starts his tenure as the Buckeyes' head coach. 

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One Monday morning, the slot machines at the Hollywood Casino have already attracted a few gamblers to try their luck. Todd Gillis, 48, is one of them. 

Ohio State College of Social Work

Ohio State’s College of Social Work announced that it has received a $3 million grant to fight substance abuse in the state. 


The Kroger Company announced Wednesday it's considering selling its gas station convenience stores across Ohio and 17 other states.  

Cleveland State University

The explosion of growth in the space industry is opening up new areas of law, and an Ohio university is preparing to go where no university has gone before.

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The Columbus Board of Education launched an online survey Wednesday to learn the community's priorities for the district’s next superintendent.

Debbie Holmes

For the last 18 years, Curtis Stitt has helped lead the Central Ohio Transit Authority in adapting to new technologies and a changing city. But Friday marks his retirement from the organization.

The University of South Carolina celebrates winning the 2017 NCAA Womens' Basketball Tournament.
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Preparations are underway for the NCAA women's Final Four in Columbus, which will take place at Nationwide Arena in March. It's the first time Ohio State and Columbus will host the competition, which landed in Cleveland in 2007 and Cincinnati in 1997.