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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The Browns draft picks this year didn’t generate the same buzz they did last year when Cleveland used its number one pick to get quarterback Baker Mayfield. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about in this year’s group. It just takes a little more digging to get the details. And who better to do the digging than our sports commentator, Terry Pluto.

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 7:

  • Republicans appeal new congressional map ruling;
  • Ohio primary begins;
  • Former Massillon medical center could become veterans clinic;
  • Work begins on Lordstown TJX warehouse;
  • Great Lakes rise above normal water levels;
  • Cincinnati lawmakers introduce legislation for state cookie;

Republicans appeal new congressional map ruling

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 6:

  • Akron to cast primary votes;
  • Yost pulls video from campaign email;
  • A recap of Kent State's May 4 commemoration events;
  • Federal regulators call on state to work on backlog of Medicaid applicants;
  • Cleveland RTA to set meetings, surveys to improve conditions;
  • Aultman, Akron Children's to open new office in North Canton;
  • Contest opens for anti-bullying car plate design;

Akron to cast primary votes

One of the things we are constantly trying to do at WKSU is to break out of the cocoon that ideas for news coverage can only come from the newsroom. After all, we’re trained journalists. We know what our audience needs to know. We are the experts. We are the only ones who truly know the coverage they want. Right?

Wrong.

For the fifth time since 2013, the Cavs are looking for a new head coach after parting ways last week with Larry Drew. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto said it is hard to predict what team owner Dan Gilbert might want in his next coach.

 

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Niles) has joined the race for the Democratic nomination for president.  Ryan made his announcement on the ABC television program "The View." Ryan is viewed as a political moderate.  He was asked how he’ll appeal to the progressive wing of the party.

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, March 8:

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

  • Ohio misses mark on income tax;
  • An Ohio city drops Columbus Day for Election Day;
  • Akron-Canton Airport eyes rebound in passengers, flights;
  • Sherrod Brown wraps up weekend in New Hampshire;
  • State forest division expands protections to 43 counties;
  • Cincinnati Reds to bring back old-school uniforms;
  • Buckeyes win third straight basketball game;

Ohio misses mark on income-tax

When you think of the face of Akron’s North Hill these days, your first thought may be of the Bhutanese immigrant community that now calls it home. But one of the vestiges from a previous wave of immigration can still be seen in the form of the Polish Legion of American Veterans. While the Polish community there is not what it once was, two brothers are doing their best to keep Pulaski Post 32 going. Their story is featured in the new edition of the Devil Strip. 

Here are your headlines for Monday, January 21, 2019:

  • Bitter cold moves in after snow
  • Train hits snow plow in Cuyahoga Falls
  • New Hall of Fame Village CEO has game plan for construction
  • Ohio launches adoption/foster parent awareness campaign
  • Department of Aging seeks nominations for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
  • Super Bowl LIII is set

Bitter cold moves in after snow

Kent State is remembering a pioneer in the campaign for LGBTQ rights.  The university has announced that Dolores Noll has died at the age of 88.

If you’re thinking about throwing on a backpack and getting out to explore nature, that adventure doesn’t have to mean traveling to another part of the planet. That’s something Melissa Safran knows a little bit about. When running injuries sidelined any thought of training for a marathon recently, she figured doing a little hiking would provide her with another way to stay in shape, and she decided to hike the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. She writes about her experiences hiking all 190 miles of trails in the new issue of The Devil Strip.

Kent State University men’s basketball coach Rob Senderoff is in the record books -- at least as far as the school is concerned.  He's recorded 150 wins, the most in school history. Sports commentator Terry Pluto joined WKSU’s Andrew Meyer to talk about what this means to the coach, the school and Division I basketball.


Here are the morning headlines for Friday, December 28, 2018:

  • Plain-Dealer announces layoffs
  • OH House Republicans pick next speaker
  • Abortion measure falls one vote short of veto override
  • Solon attorney named to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
  • Fiona the hippo passes symbolic milestone
  • Ravens must get past Browns this weekend to get to playoffs
  • James named AP Male Athlete of the Year, again

Plain-Dealer announces layoffs

Akron’s Innerbelt never lived up to its potential. It never even came close. The highway was supposed to give Akron’s suburbs easy access to downtown, but the road was never completed as intended. The bigger problem is that entire neighborhoods were bulldozed to make way for the highway.

Some of that history and the voices of a few of those who were affected are the focus of a story in the new issue of The Devil Strip:  "A Road to Nowhere: How the Construction of the Innerbelt Displaced Thousands" by Noor Hindi.


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