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 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.

Lime electric scooter
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Columbus’ Department of Public Safety has started regulating shared public mobility devices, including electric scooters, effective immediately.

East High School in Columbus
Columbus Neighborhoods / WOSU

It will be a hot, short day for Columbus City Schools.

Because many schools still lack air conditioning, the district is dismissing all schools 2.5 hours early to help students beat the heat. All middle and high schools dismiss at noon Tuesday. All elementary schools will release students at 1 p.m.

Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Speaking to the media for the first time since being named Ohio State’s interim head football coach, Ryan Day tried to describe a team that’s gotten stronger since being put under the national microscope.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches Ohio State during its spring game on April 14, 2018 in Ohio Stadium.
Jay LaPrete / AP

An advocate for domestic violence survivors says Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer fell short while apologizing for how he handled accusations against a former assistant coach.

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 both candidates in the governor's race are touting their records in campaign ads: One as a Jeopardy! champ and the other as a champion for addressing the state's rape kit backlog.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith have both been suspended after a university investigation into what they knew about an assistant coach's alleged abuse.

Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Newark, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Danny O’Connor’s chances of pulling an upset in Central Ohio’s 12th congressional district just got a little smaller.

Healthcare Costs / Flickr

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Steve Brown and Ann Fisher discuss the large profits made by middlemen through managing pharmacy benefits for the state's Medicaid program.

Ohio State University seal on campus
Wikipeida / WOSU

Ohio State University officials say the federal office that oversees enforcement of Title IX has opened an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a now-dead former Ohio State doctor.

A statement from a university spokesperson says the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has opened an investigation based on the allegations against Richard Strauss made by former Ohio State students.