Steve Brown

News Morning Anchor and Managing Editor

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and two sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.

He left Ohio in 2007 to become the morning anchor at KSTK in Wrangell, Alaska while also serving as a regional correspondent for the Alaska Public Radio Network. Steve has also anchored and reported for public radio stations in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. His award-winning features have been featured on several NPR programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

When he's not working, Steve is likely listening to public radio, playing guitar or watching his beloved Buckeyes.

Ways to Connect

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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

 Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner chase the puck during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete / AP

“Yeah, it’s hard.”

That was the complete response by Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella when asked what it was like for the season to end the way it did.

Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

One day after students at Central Ohio schools walked out of class again to call for tighter gun laws, pro-gun activists will rally themselves in downtown Columbus.

Ohio State coach Earle Bruce is hoisted above the crowed by his players after the Buckeyes beat Michigan 23-20 in Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 21, 1987. in his final game Ohio State's coach.
Robert Kozloff / AP

Ohio State University says former football coach Earle Bruce has died. Bruce, 87, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich speaks during a news conference announcing his run for Ohio governor, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, Democratic candidate for governor Dennis Kucinich is under fire for accepting $20,000 to speak at a conference hosted by a group supporting the regime of Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad. And yet Republicans are still giving Democrats a run for their money when it comes to negative campaigns.

Columbus Blue Jackets / Twitter

The Washington Capitals entered their first round playoff series against Columbus as a heavy favorite to advance to the next round.

Apparently, no one told the Blue Jackets.

The disciplinary arm of the Ohio Supreme Court suspended the law license of a Columbus attorney accused of stealing more than $35,000 from an elderly client who was living in a nursing home.

The Ohio State University

Better early than never.

With a storm system expected to hit Central Ohio by Saturday afternoon, Ohio State University athletic officials are moving kickoff of the annual Scarlet and Gray spring football game to 11:45 a.m.

Ohio House

Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, controversy takes over the Ohio House as Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announces he’s resigning amid a FBI probe into his overseas travel with two lobbyists for the payday lending industry.

Ohio State University Wrestling / Facebook

The Ohio State University is investigating sexual misconduct allegations against a Dr. Richard Strauss, a former wrestling trainer who died 13 years ago.

The university says allegations recently came forward against Strauss, a trainer from the 1970s to the 1990s.

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