Esther Honig

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. Her radio reporting has been featured on  NPR, the BBC and PRI’s The World.  

A fluent Spanish-speaker and avid rock climber, Esther is always in search of a good story.

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Since a bombing killed 358 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu October 14, members of Columbus' Somali community have been working to deliver aid. Local fundraising efforts over the last five days raised more than $13,000.

Job seekers at one of two fulfillment centers in Central Ohio.
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With a package full of property-tax incentives, income tax refunds and transportation plans, Columbus threw its proverbial hat in the ring to become the site of Amazon's second corporate headquarters.

University of Delaware / Twitter

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich spoke at an event at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, saying the increasingly polarized political climate is impeding a functioning democracy.

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Officer Ron Meyers drives down a dirt road in rural Ross County. As he passes each home, he slows down and squints, searching for an address. Out here the house numbers are written on the front of homes in marker, or in faded numbers clinging to old mailboxes. There’s no GPS.  

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Local author and entrepreneur J.D. Vance made a stop in Columbus on Friday part of the Rise Of The Rest bus tour, an effort to encourage startups in the middle of the country.

Daryle Ray Walker pulls up into the driveway on his black Harley Davidson motorcycle. After living in Texas for years, he recently moved back to Ohio where he was born.

Ohio Interfaith Immigrant and Migrant Justice Coalition / Facebook

Edith Espinal, the first undocumented immigrant offered sanctuary by a church in Columbus, was scheduled to depart on Tuesday for Mexico, her country of origin. Instead, Espinal decided to remain in the U.S. and is asking that Ohio leaders visit and hear her story.

Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella Typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells
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Nine cases of typhoid fever, a highly contagious bacterial infection, have been confirmed in Columbus.

Columbus Division of Fire

During the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, police and citizens carried the wounded to safety. Paramedics did not. As a rule, medics don't enter zones of active fire to avoid the risk of being shot and compounding the casualties.

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Three hundred security guards in Columbus have joined a local union in the first contract of its kind in Ohio.