Andrew Meyer - 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.

With about a month remaining before this year's election, talks of "blue waves" have been circulating national political coverage. Here in Ohio, most of the focus has been on the race for governor between Democrat Rich Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine. But many other state races will determine the makeup of the Ohio House and Senate, which is heavily Republican right now.

David Pepper, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman, with the party's statewide candidates
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Now that we're past Labor Day, political campaigns are intensifying. It's the time when voters are more likely to pay attention to the choices they will be making in November.

One of the most notable parts of this year’s election is the number of Democratic and Republican women who are seeking public office, specifically seats in Congress. The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University reported 234 women won House nominations in primaries around the country this year. That is up from a record 167 women two years ago.

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 12:

  • University of Akron reports sharp decrease in enrollment; 
  • Groundbreaking for Akron Main Street project;
  • Akron's West Point announces closing date;
  • Ohio to announce winners of global technology challenge;
  • Former OSU workers report odd behavior of deceased wrestling coach;

University of Akron reports sharp decrease in enrollment

The Labor Day weekend is traditionally considered the true start of campaign season. Now that we're past that, the campaigns are intensifying.  It's the time when voters are more likely to pay attention to the choices they will be making in November.

One person who keeps tabs on what’s going on year-round in the world of politics is longtime political watcher and political reporter for WVXU in Cincinnati Howard Wilkinson.

Attorney General

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, August 8, 2017:

  • Special election today in Ohio
  • Akron-Canton names new airport head
  • Akron Schools would welcome visit by first lady
  • Exchange program looking for host families
  • Timken Foundation gives big to Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Euclid Council approves lakefront trail
  • Indians blank Twins
  • Former Browns GM dies

Special election today in Ohio

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, August 6, 2018

  • Ohio State hires outside firm to investigate Meyer
  • Thomas wins last Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone
  • Mothers of three transgender teens sue Warren County judge
  • Ohio prosecutor says new decision by Pope doesn’t change his mind on death penalty
  • Moss brings Hall of Fame jacket home to WV
  • Indians beat Angels
  • Cavs acquire Dekker
  • Browns trade Coleman

Ohio State hires outside firm to investigate Meyer

Here are you morning headlines for Friday, August 3, 2018

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, August 2, 2018:
  • Urban Meyer on paid leave
  • Call for investigation into OSU's response to Strauss allegations
  • Kasich signs bill on new fentanyl penalties
  • Obama  makes endorsement in statewide Ohio races
  • On the Table coming back
  • Sales tax holiday this weekend
  • Move over crackdown results in 586 citations
  • Parma police charge man for rescuing not-so-hot dogs
  • Akron-Canton Airport offers some light reading
  • Tiger Woods and the final Bridgestone at Firestone

“For 29 years, I thought about mental health as someone else’s problem.”

In the first round, the Cavs struggled to beat the Pacers in a series that went seven games.  In the Eastern Conference semi-finals, Cleveland swept Toronto in four games. The big question is at  what point did things really change for the team?

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, December 29: