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.

Ways to Connect

Haraz N. Ghanbari / Associated Press

It's a special edition of Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, as hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown recap the state's primary election results. This was a jam-packed, but not particularly surprising, night, as voters decided candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, treasurer and too many more to count.

Alex Brandon / Associated Press

In a scene bringing back images of Big Tobacco CEOs taking the oath, the chair of Dublin-based drug distributor Cardinal Health appeared before a U.S. House subcommittee on Tuesday to apologize for how the company sent millions of pain pills into parts of West Virginia.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

police tape
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Columbus Police have identified a man killed by police after officers say he fatally stabbed three others.

ECOT, Caught!

Apr 26, 2018
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, Ohio Auditor and Republican Attorney General candidate Dave Yost faces criticism for his handling of whistleblower fraud allegations against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT. Plus, Gov. John Kasich looks to improve background checks and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor takes another step away from Kasich.

 Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner chase the puck during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete / AP

“Yeah, it’s hard.”

That was the complete response by Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella when asked what it was like for the season to end the way it did.

Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

One day after students at Central Ohio schools walked out of class again to call for tighter gun laws, pro-gun activists will rally themselves in downtown Columbus.

Ohio State coach Earle Bruce is hoisted above the crowed by his players after the Buckeyes beat Michigan 23-20 in Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 21, 1987. in his final game Ohio State's coach.
Robert Kozloff / AP

Ohio State University says former football coach Earle Bruce has died. Bruce, 87, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich speaks during a news conference announcing his run for Ohio governor, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
Tony Dejak / AP

Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, Democratic candidate for governor Dennis Kucinich is under fire for accepting $20,000 to speak at a conference hosted by a group supporting the regime of Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad. And yet Republicans are still giving Democrats a run for their money when it comes to negative campaigns.

Columbus Blue Jackets / Twitter

The Washington Capitals entered their first round playoff series against Columbus as a heavy favorite to advance to the next round.

Apparently, no one told the Blue Jackets.

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