Nick Evans

Reporter

Nick Evans spent four years in Tallahassee Florida covering state government before joining the team at WOSU.

Since coming north, Nick has covered school walkouts, a local bookshop, and rural internet access. He's most comfortable in the field with a microphone meeting people who are living the stories you hear on the radio.

Nick has a bachelor's degree in Literature from UC Santa Cruz and Masters in Communication from Florida State University.

In between he sold sweatshirts and then boots, until he realized the best part of the day was listening to podcasts on the bike ride home. Online surveys peg him as a Gryffindor, but he always saw himself as more of a Ravenclaw.

Ways to Connect

Phil Smith of the United Mine Workers.
Nick Evans

Amid a congressional committee meeting in Columbus, union workers and retirees will rally at the Ohio Statehouse in an effort to push Congress to protect their pensions. Many worry a string of bankruptcies has put their retirements at risk.

Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Ohio’s two Senators are weighing in on President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick.

Ruben Herrera leading chants with a bullhorn.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Scores of protesters constructed a two-story-tall tripod structure in downtown Columbus on Monday morning to protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, blocking a major street in front of LeVeque Tower where the agency maintains a local office.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is rejecting accusations that he knew of and did nothing about alleged sexual abuse by a longtime Ohio State University sports doctor. 

Nick Evans / WOSU

The evening crowd slowly wanders in at American Legion post 532 in Southwest Columbus. It’s a Tuesday, when they do a weekly taco dinner.

Post Commander Bernie Brogan served in the Army as a Military Policeman during the Vietnam era. He says all the barstools will be gone within an hour.

Kedada Bethel from LCD Academy in Gahanna.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Toddlers at LCD Academy in Gahanna are learning about sea creatures. Watercolor sets are spread out on the table, and the kids paint on coffee filters with construction paper sharks, starfish and whales in the center.

Ohio State To Shut Down Sexual Assault Support Center

Jun 20, 2018
Ohio State University seal on campus
Wikipeida / WOSU

Ohio State University says it's shutting down its three-year-old Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit after finding it didn't properly document and report students' sexual assault complaints.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans

The Columbus School Board has laid out a roadmap for their superintendent search with an eye toward a mid-year start for the district’s next leader.

Michael Lee / WOSU

With Columbus Pride weekend in full swing, a "big LGBTQ dance party" might seem like an ordinary sight. But the party that took over Gay Street on Friday had one specific guest in mind: Vice President Mike Pence.

Children color at Youth & Family Day at WOSU@COSI.
A.J Zanyk

Franklin County officials are raising concerns about looming requirements for child care providers. The mandate takes effect in 2020, but the county has a ways to go before local providers are in compliance.

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