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

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

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, July 12:

“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, April 20:

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Jan. 15:

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, December 29:

David Giffels has written about his hometown of Akron.  He’s written about the joy and pain of restoring a falling-down mansion in the city.  In his new book, he writes about building a coffin. 

Furnishing Eternity is the story of what lead Giffels to think he needed to build himself a coffin, the time he spent with his father building it and the loss he had to come to terms with during that time.

Selling the idea to his editor

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, December 28:

From Dec. 18 though the 22nd, WKSU will take a look at the laws, calculus and politics that go into drawing Ohio's congressional maps -- and what changes may be coming.

  In Akron, city officials were successful in their drive to convince voters to approve a quarter percent increase in the city's income tax.  The increase will be dedicated to public safety and roadway improvements.  Unofficial estimates show the levy got 70 per

Here's a list of watch parties in Northeast Ohio planned for the solar eclipse on August 21st.  If you're aware of one that's not on our list, please share it with us!