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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Ohio prison officials say an inmate suspected of stabbing a prison guard this week is the same inmate who killed a fellow inmate inside a prison transport van leaving Columbus last year.


Could the Hyperloop pipe dream become a reality? Officials in Columbus and around the region are pitching in money to find out.

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The city of Mount Vernon and workers at a local Siemens plant suffered a major blow this week with news that the energy company is closing the location, a move expected to affect about 400 workers.

Traffic was crawling and most classes were canceled around Central Ohio on Wednesday morning after heavy overnight snowfall that stretched into the morning commute.

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Columbus City Council on Monday approved the city’s operating budget for 2018.

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The Pike County Sheriff’s Office says outside agencies will handle the investigation into a deputy’s fatal shooting of a man on Thursday.

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To little surprise, the opioid crisis and Columbus’ record number of homicides in 2017 were repeatedly referenced during Mayor Andrew Ginther’s first of several community forums being held ahead of his upcoming State of the City address.

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When Dennis Kucinich failed to win reelection to Congress in 2012, he made a relatively rare career choice for a Democrat: He went to work for Fox News.

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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Dennis Kucinich says if elected Ohio governor, he’d use the office's power to end the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Columbus may have a growing economy and a relatively low unemployment rate, but that prosperity doesn’t necessarily translate into a high economic quality of life for the city’s immigrant residents.