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.

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Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Gary Landers / AP

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the contentious debate between gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how for-profit charter schools will be a campaign issue heading into the November election for governor.

Update: 5:25 p.m., Wednesday

Franklin County Children's Services said on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that they'd made contact with the girl's parents, who were cooperating with an inquiry. 

Legal Marijuana Oregon
Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press

The director of Ohio's Department of Commerce says work continues to get the state's medical marijuana program fully up and running, but she's not sure when any pot will be available on dispensary shelves.

Ohio State University

An Ohio State Ph.D. candidate has filed a federal lawsuit against the director of the school’s Center for Automotive Research, claiming he sexually harassed her and then retaliated when she refused his advances.

Urban Meyer
Carlos Osorio / AP

Urban Meyer is back at work. At least partially.

Meyer returned to the team on Monday, more than a month after being put on leave in the wake of reports about years-old domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

The Ohio State University

Amid misreporting of abuse allegations, suspensions and interim head coaches, it might be easy to forget the Ohio State football team opens a new season Saturday inside Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes enter the noon kickoff against the Oregon State Beavers as a heavy favorite.

Ohio House

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the allegations of extortion against former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.

Pelotonia / Flickr

Officials with Pelotonia say they’re investigating whether a man featured in the organization’s advertising faked his illness.

Ohio State

Ohio State University officials have unveiled their latest effort to help make attendance more affordable.

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