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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J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Connor Lamb shocked the political world last week when he won a special Congressional election in a Pennsylvania district that President Trump carried by 20 points.

He might have also defeated a sense of invincibility for Republicans in two Central Ohio districts.

Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, left, and guard Linnae Harper react to a second-round game loss to Central Michigan in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament at St. John Arena on March 19, 2018.
Paul Vernon / AP

She’s now the second-leading scorer in the history of NCAA women’s basketball, but Kelsey Mitchell was in no mood to celebrate Monday night.

“We lost. That’s all I have to say,” an emotional Mitchell told reporters after the game.

Snollygoster, produced by WOSU Public Media, is Ohio’s new political podcast. Every week, hosts Steve Brown and Mike Thompson bring in-depth analysis and hopefully some humor to help you understand all of the week’s biggest news stories.

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The man now convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes last February sat silently in court as the judge read the jury's verdict: Guilty on all counts, including aggravated murder.

Nick Evans, WOSU News

Many high school students around Ohio will join their peers around the country in walking out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence, and the lack of legislation action around the issue.

But at least one Ohio district plans to discipline students who participate.

Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, right, dribbles the basketball while being defended by Maryland guard Kaila Charles during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big Ten conference tournament on March 4, 2018.
R Brent Smith / AP

If even for just a weekend, St. John Arena will once again be the heart of Ohio State basketball.

The aging arena and former home for both Buckeye basketball teams will be the backdrop as the Ohio State women’s team takes on No. 14 seed George Washington University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop, left, drives against Penn State forward Deivis Zemgulis during a game in Columbus on January 25, 2018.
Paul Vernon / AP

The Ohio State men’s basketball team is hoping good things truly do come to those who wait.

For the first time in three years, the Buckeyes are headed to the NCAA Tournament, where they’ll take on South Dakota State in the first round on Thursday in Boise, Idaho.


A billionaire activist’s campaign to impeach President Trump will host its first town hall meeting right here in Columbus.

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press

The St. Louis-based prescription plan manager Express Scripts is being acquired by insurance company Cigna for $67 billion in cash and stocks.

Columbus Crew

The owner of the Columbus Crew SC and Major League Soccer officials say they “strongly disagree” with the interpretation of a state law being used to try to keep the team from moving to Austin, Texas.