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.

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Employee Background Checks Common

Mar 10, 2010

The pre-employment background check has become more and more common - especially after the attacks of September 11th 2001. Most employers and workers see the value of the checks.

"Are you looking for a fulltime management position? Fulltime or parttime "

Mayor Michael Coleman wants to make Columbus more bicycle friendly. Bicyclists are encouraged by the proposal to add new bike trails and bike lanes, but they want the city to put a priority on safety.

Competitive bike racer, Kirk Albers rides 50 miles a day. The 41-year-old regularly pedals The Olentangy bike trail or some other trail. He supports the city spending more money to improve and expand bike paths.

"The roads are basically subsidized by all of us so I think it's only fair for cyclists to get their share as well,"Albers said.

Prosthetic patients across Central Ohio are giving their old artificial limbs to help amputees in earthquake stricken Haiti. A national company is spearheading a drive to get the limbs where they're most needed.

"How are things going with your socket fit and all that, great, yea ."

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman reflected on how far the city has come and where he wants to take it during his 11th State of the City address Wednesday night at the Lincoln Theatre.

Mayor Coleman used a photo slide show of major city areas to show the progress the city of Columbus has made in a decade.


A joint effort by OSU and the city of Columbus is expected to create jobs and revitalize an east side neighborhood.

The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and Mayor Michael Coleman joined with city council and community members to announce a job creation and neighborhood revitalization effort. The university will invest about 10 million dollars at OSU Hospital East and its neighborhood, creating about 6 thousand new jobs. Coleman says the city is providing an income-tax rebate.

The Columbus Fraternal Order of Police and the department's top leaders will meet again Tuesday morning starting at 8 thirty, as they work to find a solution on new precincts for the division and new officer assignments.

As the 2010 Olympics continue in Vancouver, potential future Olympians are jumping and gliding at local ice skating rinks as they work to make their dreams come true.

13 year old Livvy Shilling easily spins on ice for hours every day at the Easton Chiller. She has been skating for 5 years since she gave up ballet. "It's like the wind in your hair and it's really fast and it just feels like you're free and when you go to jump it feels like you're flying for the half a second that you're in the air." Shilling says.

Due to the heavy snowstorm, around Columbus, many schools have cancelled activities this evening. New Albany Plain Local Westerville City Hilliard City Reynoldsburg Olentangy Local Columbus Catholic Columbus State Community College Ohio Dominican University Ohio State-Mansfield Campus has no evening classes. Ohio State-Marion Campus has no evening classes. North Central State College is closed this evening. Med Central College of Nursing also closed this evening. Ohio University Lancaster and Pickerington campuses are closed. University of Phoenix Columbus campus is closed this evening.

A sub-committee of the OSU Board of Trustees got a financial update on the university yesterday. For the moment trustees are not discussing higher tuition costs.

Over 175 OSU student volunteers scooped out servings of pasta and meatballs with sauce for ten dollars a serving at the RPAC Tom W. Davis Gym. The money will go the American Red Cross for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Student Organizer, Jordan Davis says the dinner was something everyone could do.

"A lot of us see the purpose in doing as much as we can here because we simply can't get to Haiti to help. And I know that so many students really would do as much grassroots efforts as they could if they had the opportunity to go over there but simply we don't." Davis says.