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.

Ways to Connect

Secretary of State Frank LaRose (right) flanked by Franklin County Board of Elections Director Edward Leonard.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The country is less than a year away from the 2020 presidential election, and concerns about Russian interference in the 2016 election persists. Have Ohio and other states done everything they need to ensure that the vote next time will be safe and secure?

Craft breweries have been on a steady rise throughout the country becoming hot spots for people and providing benefits to local economies. Ohio now has over 300 craft brewers and is one of the top five craft brewers in the country.  

We've been checking in with Ohio author David Giffels as he travels around the state for his new book, "Barnstorming Ohio". Each month he discusses what he’s finding in a series of conversations we’re calling “To Understand Ohio.” This month Giffels visited a small brewery in Mansfield.

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Nov. 11:

  • More than 100 dams in poor condition;
  • 10 Ohio counties to be apart of $350M federal study;
  • Magnolia mayor election could end in coin toss;
  • 1,300 people killed in Ohio crashes weren't wearing seatbelts;
  • Services announced for slain Dayton detective;
  • Korean War soldier identified as Ohio teen;

More than 100 dams in poor condition

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 6:

  • Horrigan wins reelection;
  • Dayton detective shot while serving drug warrant;
  • Man who allegedly planned July 4 attack in Cleveland pleads guilty;
  • Ohio sheriff to give update in American Revolution sword investigation;

Horrigan wins reelection

Koby Altman may not necessarily be a household name, but the Cavs general manager has something that’s eluded a number of his predecessors. According to WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto, that says something both about Altman and the team’s owner, Dan Gilbert.

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 5:

  • Polls open for election day;
  • Ford might produce new product in Ohio;
  • LeBron James' foundation to fix up apartments to house I Promise families;
  • Youngstown City Schools board sues mayor;
  • Cuyahoga County prosecutor expresses frustration with police department;
  • Superintendent accused of sex charges pleads guilty;
  • Great Lakes water levels to remain abnormally high;

Polls open for election day

In addition to a host of local races, tax levies and ballot questions in this year's election, voters in two counties in Northeast Ohio will be asked to make changes in how county government operates. 

Summit and Cuyahoga Counties are the only two counties in Ohio to have a charter form of government. In order to make changes in their organization, voters must approve the changes.

On Nov. 5, Akron residents will decide who will lead their city for the next four years.  First-term Mayor Dan Horrigan, a Democrat, is facing a challenge from local business owner, Republican Josh Sines.

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Oct. 25:

  • Ryan drops out of 2020 race;
  • Lordstown workers say no to GM contract;
  • Bill would require professional engineer for amusement parks;
  • Ohio hits peak foliage, but won't last long;
  • High school athlete disqualified for wearing hijab;

Ryan drops out of 2020 race

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Oct. 24:

  • Ohio to receive $40M from opioid settlement;
  • UAW vote on GM contract pushed back;
  • State to increase payments for relatives caregivers of children taken from parents;
  • Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on state takeover process;
  • Former Cuyahoga County jail head indicted;
  • UA appoints interim provost;
  • Bill repealing pink tax makes it way to DeWine;

Ohio to receive $40M from opioid settlement

Women make up 51% of the population in Ohio. Author David Giffels is considering the role they could play in next year’s election for a new book he’s working on. We've been checking in with Giffels each month about what he’s finding in a series of conversations we’re calling “To Understand Ohio.” This month Giffels spent some time talking with one young woman who lives near Columbus.

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

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