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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A week after rejecting a proposal to overhaul the structure of Columbus City Council, the current council has approved a May ballot measure of its own.

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Ohio manufacturers are giving mixed responses to tariffs that President Trump says he’ll place on imported steel and aluminum.

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Richard Cordray continues getting endorsements from some of Ohio's most well-known Democrats. The latest endorsement comes from Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther.

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Many of the world’s biggest bodybuilders are in Columbus Thursday for the start of the annual Arnold Sports Festival. But once again, there will not be a competitive women’s bodybuilding event.

That’s led one woman to complain to the city about what she calls gender discrimination.

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With their latest ballot proposal to change the structure of Columbus City Council tossed out, activists say their next option may be the courtroom.

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Another Central Ohio school district is keeping students at home because of a threat.

Groveport Madison Schools Communications Officer Jeff Warner says the district canceled Tuesday classes at all schools because of threats against the district. 

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A Beechcroft High School student was arrested Sunday after reportedly making a threat against the school on social media.

Police say Deandre Fleming, 18, faces one count of inducing panic, a second-degree felony.

The Ohio River flooded portions of Cincinnati over the weekend.

The rain may be gone, but flood waters continue plaguing parts of Central Ohio.

On Columbus’ south side, the ramp from Interstate 270 East to U.S. Route 23 North was closed Monday morning because of flood waters.

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Ohio prison officials say an inmate suspected of stabbing a prison guard this week is the same inmate who killed a fellow inmate inside a prison transport van leaving Columbus last year.


Could the Hyperloop pipe dream become a reality? Officials in Columbus and around the region are pitching in money to find out.