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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Summit Lake is enjoying a revival, but it’s about more than just the body of water itself. The community's  turnaround is the focus of a new story in The Devil Strip “Revival of the People and the Souls on the Shores of Summit Lake.”

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Oct. 3:

  • Strikers reject General Motors' offer;
  • Ohio treasurer suspends bitcoin program;
  • Man who killed Kent State student, Lake Township couple agrees with death penalty;
  • CVNP announces new rules for e-bikes;
  • Audience member escorted out of Cincinnati orchestra;
  • Indians plan to bring back Kluber;

Strikers reject General Motors' offer

There’s a relatively new music festival near Dayton that bears the nickname many political watchers have given Ohio: Bellwether. For author David Giffels, who’s working on a new book about what's on the minds of voters ahead of next year’s presidential election, that was enough for him to include it in his travels around the state. In this month's check-in with Giffels, we talk with him about his recent trip to the Bellwether Music Festival.

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, September 9:

  • Purdue Pharma expected to file for bankruptcy;
  • Medina County sues judge;
  • Cleveland VA announces new director;
  • New resource helps Ohio grandparents taking care of children;
  • Browns lose home opener against Titans;

Purdue Pharma expected to file for bankruptcy

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, September 6:

  • Summit County eligible for flood disaster help;
  • Ohio education system scores poorly;
  • Escaped inmate back in custody;
  • Authorities investigate Chabot's campaign funds;
  • Ohio man faces charges for 14-year-old's fatal overdose;
  • Kevin Love says anxiety was at all-time high at the start of Cavaliers career;
  • Browns upgrade stadium to ease fan traffic jam;

Summit County eligible for flood disaster help

Carmen Fultz, an employee of Buckeye Relief LLC, sorts the male and female marijuana plants inside a Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.
David Dermer / Associated Press

Since Ohio passed its medical marijuana law in 2016, very few growing sites, processing facilities and dispensaries have actually been approved by the state. This delay is slowing down the expansion of the cannabis industry. 

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 5:

  • ODH to distribute $56M to fight opioids;
  • Inmate escapes Cuyahoga County jail;
  • Health officials investigate 11 illnesses possibly related to vaping;
  • Power plants owner asks Ohio Supreme Court to block ballot question;
  • Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur to be back at work after car accident;
  • Study: Many men resist seeking medical help;

ODH to distribute $56M to fight opioids

Since the state passed a medical marijuana law in 2016, not many growing sites, processing facilities and dispensaries have been approved by the state. This delay is slowing down the expansion of the cannabis industry. 

Tess Bennett's article "A Budding Industry" in the Devil Strip outlines the state of the medical marijuana industry in Akron. She said the state's not to blame because of how new the regulation process is for Ohio. "Road bumps are to be expected," Bennett said.

Photographer Johnny Joo photographed an abandoned Rolling Acres Mall with a layer of snow.
Johnny Joo / Odd World Studio

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: 

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