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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High school football player during the national anthem.
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The Ohio High School Athletic Association says it's been told by a judge to stop using part of its competitive balance process.

A press release from the OHSAA says the Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the athletic association from utilizing part of the process that a majority of Ohio schools approved in 2014.

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A Columbus woman is dead after police say her grandfather shot her though the window of their Driving Park home.

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Just how new is Olentangy Berlin High School? The bells still aren’t working, so Principal Todd Spinner has to dismiss students using the PA system during the first day of classes on Wednesday.

Lime electric scooter
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Go to downtown Columbus or The Ohio State University campus and you’ll see motorized scooters. A lot of scooters.

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Right here in Columbus are a series of databases that some scientists and business leaders call the world’s most valuable collection of scientific data. This week, they'll be used to train some of the world’s best young scientists.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why a narrow loss by Democrat Danny O'Connor could be seen as a win in a Republican stronghold like the 12th congressional district.

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Two Ohio Department of Transportation workers were hospitalized but are expected to survive after being hit on Interstate 71 near Orient early Tuesday morning.

Fans rallied outside Ohio Stadium Monday night in support of Urban Meyer.
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Chants of “Urban Meyer” and “O-H-I-O” rang out as more than 100 Ohio State football fans rallied outside Ohio Stadium to show support for the embattled football coach.

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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.

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