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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The investigation into Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer is expected to finish within two weeks. That timetable was laid out for the first time in a statement emailed by a university spokesman late Sunday night.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says he’s willing to reopen old cases and potentially erase the convictions of people under a state law meant to limit touching in strip clubs. 

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As the number of people potentially sickened after eating at a Powell Chipotle restaurant climbs, the cause of the illnesses remains unknown.

The Delaware County General Health District said Thursday afternoon that 683 people have reached out to them about the fast-casual eatery on Sawmill Parkway.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the August 7 special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by Pat Tiberi. The race is too close to call, and Balderson is calling in all reinforcements for the last few days of the race.

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Ohio State’s football team enters fall camp this week without head coach Urban Meyer, who was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday. Recent reports have called into question Meyer's claim that he was unaware of 2015 domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach.

Carol Beal and her husband are some of the first back on reopened Ohio State Fair ride SkyGlider.
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Attendance at the Ohio State Fair has been up compared to last year, when fair officials were dealing with the fallout from a deadly ride accident.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how a congressional district that's been solidly Republican for over 30 years may get swept up in a "blue wave." 

Kyle Kondik, managing editor for Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, joins the show.

Ohio State Fair
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The 2018 Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday with the final opening remarks by outgoing Gov. John Kasich.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer
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Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer said on Tuesday that when he hired Zach Smith in 2012, he knew about allegations that Smith abused his then-wife, who was several weeks pregnant at the time of the alleged assault. 

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Less than a month after Columbus City Council voted to tighten rules on panhandlers, Council has voted to let more people ask for money in the street.

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