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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Stonewall Columbus

Organizers expect up to 500,000 people to come to Columbus this weekend for the 37th annual Columbus Pride Festival and Parade, one of the largest such events in the Midwest.

The festival portion of Pride starts Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. at Bicentennial and Genoa Parks in downtown Columbus. It resumes Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about how voters are purged from election rolls and why the issue reached the highest court in the land.

Voter turnout will likely be crucial in November's election, as recent polling shows the race for governor is extremely close. Chrissy Thompson, Statehouse reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, joins the show.

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Columbus City Schools is buying the former headquarters of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow for $3.4 million.

Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus will be holding an alternative Columbus Community Pride Festival
Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus

Sitting at a crowded dining room table inside a South Side duplex, Ariana Steele sounds focused but tired.

With just a few days to go until the first Columbus Community Pride Festival, it’s understandable why.

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Officials with The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine say they plan to hire 500 new faculty members over the next five years.

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The drive from The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center to downtown Columbus just got harder.

The ramp from 12th Avenue and Cannon Drive to State Route 315 South closed Monday and remains closed until mid-November for construction. That follows the May closure of the ramp from 315 North to Medical Center Drive.

Ohio House

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how the Ohio House finally quieted the storm over the next speaker. The calm should last, oh, about six months.

Meanwhile, qualifying patients hoping for some green relief likely won't be getting medical marijuana by the state's September deadline.

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A black Columbus police lieutenant recommended for termination has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the city.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Former Ohio State University offensive lineman Kirk Barton faces felony charges of assaulting a police officer after an altercation in Dublin last weekend.

Charges against Barton, 33, were filed Monday after his arrest outside the Bogey Bar & Grill during the Memorial golf tournament.

Melanie Leneghan
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The woman who narrowly lost the Republican primary for central Ohio’s 12th Congressional district will ask for a recount, according to an email from her campaign. 

Melanie Leneghan says she plans to request a recount of some precincts in Delaware, Franklin, Licking and Muskingum counties. Leneghan, a Liberty Township trustee, lost Muskingum County to Troy Balderson, a state Senator from Zanesville, by about 3,500 votes, but still told Cleveland.com she was “surprised” by his victory in his home county.

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