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.

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Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus City Schools has narrowed its list of superintendent candidates to three and the district’s interim leader is not on the list.

Planned Parenthood building sign
Flickr.com

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein is joining more than a dozen municipalities backing Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

School districts like Hilliard have implemented iPads in the classroom.
Columbus Neighborhoods / WOSU

District report cards have been released across Ohio, and in Franklin County, the wealthiest areas tended to do best.

Lane Avenue Parking Garage
Cambridge Architectural

A student has died after falling from Ohio State University’s Lane Avenue parking garage early Tuesday morning. This is the third time this year someone has fallen from one of the university’s garages.

Interim Superintendent John Stanford fielding comments from Linden-McKinley students.
Nick Evans / WOSU

At a table in the Linden-McKinley STEM Academy gymnasium, students argued and pleaded with interim superintendent John Stanford not to shift high schoolers to East High. The move could happen in 2020 under a broad facilities reorganization now under consideration by Columbus City Schools.

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson toured Lakeisha Terry’s home in the Milo Grogan neighborhood on Friday morning. She showed off the backyard with new sod, the garage, and her two boys’ bedroom—with wall decals of their names above their beds. 

Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Columbus will expand a program aimed at improving the city's response to homicides. The Violent Crime Review Group will begin working in the Hilltop neighborhood.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The Columbus City School Board plans to interview five candidates to become the district’s next superintendent. The board is hoping to name its choice in about a month.

Lime electric scooter
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Mayor Andrew Ginther is introducing regulations to keep electric scooter riders in the street rather than on city sidewalks.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

An Ohio State doctor has shown a hormone called aldosterone can lead to Type 2 diabetes. The effect is even more pronounced for African- and Chinese-Americans.

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

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a contentious hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Iesha Campbell
Nick Evans

A facilities advisory board is recommending a broad reorganization for Columbus City Schools. Some residents on the far South Side are wary of the change.

Nick Evans / WOSU

Ohio State trustee Jeffrey Wadsworth has resigned, saying that the university's punishment of head football coach Urban Meyer was too lenient.

Aerial view of The Oval on Ohio State University's campus
Ohio State University

A total of 145 former Ohio State University students have reported first-hand accounts of sexual misconduct by sports doctor Richard Strauss, investigators said in an update on Thursday.

Nick Evans / WOSU

It’s been six years since Columbus started offering free curb-side recycling. The program proved popular, but it’s only available to people who live in buildings with four or fewer units. That’s a big problem for student housing near The Ohio State University, a school that prides itself on zero waste.

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