Andrew Meyer | WOSU Radio

Andrew Meyer

News Director, WKSU

Andrew joined WKSU News in 2014.  He oversees the daily operations of the WKSU news department and its reporters and hosts, coordinates daily coverage, and serves as editor.  His commitment is to help foster reporting that marks the best of what public radio has to offer:  a mix of first-rate journalism with great storytelling. His responsibilities also include long-term strategic planning for news coverage in Northeast Ohio that serves WKSU’s audience via on-air, online, by social media and through emerging technologies.  You can also hear Andrew on-air daily as the local host for Here and Now, Fresh Air, and The World.

Before joining the staff of WKSU, Andrew was previously assistant news director at WBGO-FM in Newark, NJ. Along with his management duties there, he also anchored afternoon drive time news, reported on local and regional stories and hosted a monthly call-in program with then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker, among others. Before he became a full-time staff member at WBGO in 1998, he worked as a freelance reporter/producer in the New York metropolitan area. He was also a stringer for a number of networks including NPR, ABC Radio and AP Radio.

During his career, Andrew has been recognized with a number of awards, including, nationally, from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) and, in the New Jersey/New York area, from the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and others. He served twice as president of the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Andrew was born in Louisville, KY, and holds the commission of Colonel in the Honorable Order of  Kentucky Colonels. He and his family now live in Hudson.

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In an effort to understand Ohio, an Akron-based author is traveling around the state. David Giffels believes the key to understanding the country ahead of the 2020 presidential election begins in his own backyard.

His quest continues this month by looking at the realities of Ohio’s economy and the president’s promises to bring jobs back into the area.

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, August 5, 2019:

David Giffels believes the journey to understanding America begins with Ohio. Traveling around the state, the Akron-based writer is working on a new book ahead of next year’s election.

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, July 12: 

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, July 11:

  • Coroners warn public of overdose spike;
  • Scientists predict harm algal bloom in Lake Erie;
  • Resolution would attempt to keep Asain carp out of waterways;
  • State slot machine revenue tops $1B;
  • Pike County sheriff suspended for tampering with evidence;
  • Radio tower comes down on Huntington Bank building;

Coroners warn public of overdose spike

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, July 10:

  • Cleveland Clinic marks milestone baby delivery;
  • Two Great Lakes at record-high water levels;
  • Ohio reports strong financials, good outlook;
  • Rural Ohio areas to receive broadband internet access;
  • Highway Patrol: 12 dead over July 4th holiday;
  • Ohio opens grounds for self-driving vehicle testing;

Cleveland Clinic marks milestone baby delivery

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, July 9: 

When Kent State University president Beverly Warren announced she’d be stepping down this year after five years in office, the school conducted a national search. But it turned out, they didn't go far. The University’s Board of Trustees ultimately chose Provost and Executive Vice President Todd Diacon to succeed Warren. July 1 is his first day on the job. We sat down with Diacon to talk about his priorities and how they align with those of the outgoing president.

Kent State University president Beverly Warren’s last day on the job is this Sunday. Warren is stepping down after five years leading the university.  We sat down with her to talk about her tenure as the university’s 12th president. 

A student's president

Water isn’t supposed to burn.

The burning river showed us otherwise.

David Giffels is on a journey to understand America, and for the Akron-based writer, that starts in Ohio.  He’s traveling around the state, working on a new book in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. 

Matt Wilson officially marks his last day on the job as a member of the University of Akron (UA) faculty on May 31.  Wilson, the former president of the university, is leaving to take the job of president at Missouri Western State University.  We sat down with Wilson to talk about his unexpected turn as UA's president following the short and troubled tenure of Scott Scarborough. 

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 27:

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 20, 2019:

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, May 10: 

  • Lyme disease could increase statewide;
  • Ohio budget looks to cut income taxes;
  • Judge won't grant delay on new congressional map;
  • Akron's Crest Bakery could soon shut down;
  • Elizabeth Warren plans to fight opioid epidemic in hard-hit areas;
  • Lorain mayor steps down;
  • Cedar Point to open for the season;

Lyme disease could increase statewide