Michael De Bonis

Digital Media Producer

Michael De Bonis moved to Columbus in 2012 to work as the producer of All Sides with Ann Fisher, the live news talk show on 89.7 NPR News.  In his current role, he develops and creates digital content including podcasts and web videos and oversees the Curious Cbus project.

He began his journalism career at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio with a production internship at the station's daily news magazine show, Eight Forty-Eight. In subsequent years, he worked as a reporter and producer on several projects including the pop music talk show Sound Opinions. In 2011, he was awarded the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for Excellence in Radio Reporting for his work as a producer on WBEZ’s science show Clever Apes.

Michael was born and raised in Rockland County, NY. He graduated in 2002 from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Philosophy. He lives in the Glen Echo neighborhood of Old North Columbus with his wife and son.

Ways to Connect

Nick Houser / WOSU

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, St. Louis has the Arch and Dublin, Ohio has the Field of Corn.

When you drive through the intersection at Frantz and Rings Road for the first time, you might be surprised to see rows and rows of giant concrete ears of corn sprawling out on the southwest corner. 

City of Gahanna

Tons of great questions about Central Ohio have been rolling into WOSU's Curious Cbus project lately. Though a majority of your questions are about the people and places in Columbus, we also get plenty about the cities and towns around the region.

Circus Poster with clown and two hippopotamuses
Cincinnati Art Museum

Long before the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Central Ohio was home to a menagerie of exotic wildlife.

Besnson Kua, Derek Jensen / flickr & wikimedia

WOSU has been very busy in the past couple weeks with our Curious Cbus project, where you ask the questions and we investigate the answer. We've reported on the end of the "Clintonville Kangaroo" saga and learned why there is an abandoned highway overpass downtown.

All of those stories are thanks to questions from you.