Adora Namigadde


Adora Namigadde joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native (sorry Ohio!), she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.

Before moving to Columbus, Adora reported for 9&10 News, a television station in Traverse City, MI. She was an international election observer in Ghana during the 2012 presidential race and interned at the Embassy of France in the U.S.

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A row of school buses rests in a parking lot, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Columbus City Schools announced plans to return 6-12th grade students to in-person learning in March.

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Columbus Public Health is making efforts to vaccinate impoverished and displaced people through mobile vaccination clinics.

Protesters in downtown Columbus on June 1, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

A new data analysis shows that Franklin County has the highest rate of any Ohio county for deaths at the hands of police.

A sign welcoming residents to Franklinton.
Mary Rathke / WOSU

As the Columbus City Council votes to delay an incoming police recruit class, it will vote on Monday to renew a citizen patrolling contract.

Edith Espinal, right, was granted an order of supervision by ICE on Feb. 18, 2021, allowing her to return home after three years in sanctuary.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Undocumented immigrant Edith Espinal is going home after spending more than three years in sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church.

Ohio State running back Master Teague III runs for touchdown past Alabama defensive back Josh Jobe during the first half of the College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Chris O'Meara / AP

Ohio State University has issued new guidelines for avoiding exercise while recovering from COVID-19 – recommendations that the school is circumventing for its own student-athletes.

A volunteer at Beacon of Hope giving a box of food to a man who is homeless. Some volunteers wear masks, others do not.
Adora Namigadde

A long line of cars snakes around the parking lot of the Beacon of Hope food pantry. On this chilly Thursday night,  volunteers are loading boxes into the vehicles of clients who would normally shuffle through the pantry picking items themselves.

Buckeye Village serves graduate students and their families at Ohio State University.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Graduate students who live in an Ohio State University-owned housing complex have another year to find alternative housing before it closes for good.

Jeffrey Happ was named as the new chief of Columbus Division of Fire.
Columbus Division of Fire

Jeffrey Happ, former interim chief of the Columbus Division of Fire, is now its permanent head.

Former Columbus Police officer Adam Coy was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with the murder of Andre Hill.
Franklin County Jail

Fired Columbus Police officer Adam Coy has posted bail and been released from jail, just hours after a Franklin County judge agreed to reduce his bond to $1 million.

Columbus Metropolitan Library's main branch in downtown Columbus.
David Holm / WOSU

The Columbus Metropolitan Library will reopen most of its 23 locations for limited service on Monday.

Attorney Ben Crump pumps Karissa Hill's (Andre Hill's daughter) fist in the air, celebrating Coy's indictment
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Andre Hill’s family is demanding that former Columbus Police officer Adam Coy, who was arrested for the December killing of Hill, be convicted of all charges.

Former Columbus lobbyist John Raphael

Former Columbus City Hall lobbyist John Raphael pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges on Wednesday. Federal investigators allege Raphael accepted bribes from a food vendor in exchange for securing a favorable contract with the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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The line moved swiftly outside Reynoldsburg High School as teachers from across Central Ohio came to get vaccinated.

Ohio National Guard Specialist Parris Roberts picks up a box of food at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank food distribution, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / AP

A long, socially-distanced line winds outside the Salvation Army in Marion. “Currently we’re doing a food giveaway, and there’s at least 55 or 75 people out there,” says Kristen Price, who runs the organization. "We have just a steady flow of people who are constantly in need.”