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

Columbus Crew's Artur (right) and Toronto FC's Tosaint Ricketts chase a loose ball during the an MLS Eastern Conference championship soccer match Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

The Columbus Crew SC's playoff run that came amid a backdrop of a potential move to Austin, Texas, is over.

workers set up a DraftKings promotions tent in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass., before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.
Charles Krupa / AP

The Ohio Senate has overwhelming approved a bill that would, for the first time, impose state regulation on fantasy sports websites like FanDuel and DraftKings.

If Ohio State has any hope of making the four-team College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes will need some help.


Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the 18-year-old Ohio State University student who last November rammed a car into a group of pedestrians before attacking people with a large knife, might have been influenced by the Islamic State group, but he was not directed by them.

First responder vehicles on the scene of the knife attack at Ohio State on November 28, 2016 attack
Robert Moormann / Ohio State University

The Ohio State University will host a “moment of reflection” in the Ohio Union on Tuesday, the first anniversary of a car-and-knife attack that injured 13 people.

Columbus Foundation

What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours after releasing his proposal to keep the Columbus Crew SC from moving to Austin, Texas, the CEO of the Columbus Foundation has issued an apology of sorts.

MAPFRE Stadium / Facebook

The Columbus Crew return to the pitch inside MAPFRE Stadium on Tuesday evening as they start the Eastern Conference Finals against Toronto FC.

Columbus Foundation

The CEO of the Columbus Foundation has unveiled an ambitious plan for a new downtown stadium to help keep the Crew SC from moving out of Columbus.

Honda Accords are constructed at the car maker's factory in Marysville.
Steve Brown / WOSU

October was a good month for the state's job market.


Do you need a gas-friendly commuter car during the week and a pickup truck for weekend projects, but you don’t want to own both?

That’s the target demographic for Drive Germain, a new app-based car subscription service launched by Germain Automotive Group this week.