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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The disciplinary arm of the Ohio Supreme Court suspended the law license of a Columbus attorney accused of stealing more than $35,000 from an elderly client who was living in a nursing home.

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Better early than never.

With a storm system expected to hit Central Ohio by Saturday afternoon, Ohio State University athletic officials are moving kickoff of the annual Scarlet and Gray spring football game to 11:45 a.m.

Ohio House

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, controversy takes over the Ohio House as Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announces he’s resigning amid a FBI probe into his overseas travel with two lobbyists for the payday lending industry.

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The Ohio State University is investigating sexual misconduct allegations against a Dr. Richard Strauss, a former wrestling trainer who died 13 years ago.

The university says allegations recently came forward against Strauss, a trainer from the 1970s to the 1990s.

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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, Gov. John Kasich was in New Hampshire, a state synonymous with presidential politics. But he’s still saying he doesn’t know if he’ll mount another run for the White House in 2020.

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Ohio farmers are pushing back against the Trump administration after China made good on promises to respond to recent U.S. tariffs with tariffs of its own.

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The first Final Four ever hosted in Columbus includes a team very familiar with the terrain. But it’s not the hometown Ohio State Buckeyes.

The undefeated University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team enters Friday as the overwhelming favorite to win their 12th national title. It’s also the Huskies’ 11th straight Final Four appearance.

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, as high school students led thousands of protesters to the Ohio Statehouse to demand gun control, legislators continued to debate over what if any measures to take. Gov. John Kasich has voiced some support, but it's unclear how far new legislation will go.

A woman who says state Rep. Rick Perales choked and forcibly kissed her has an ultimatum: Drop his bid for reelection or she’ll release graphic text messages he sent her.

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As state lawmakers and citizen activists continue to search for the best ways to regulate the payday loan industry, one local Catholic organization is not waiting.

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