Nick Houser

Chief Content Director - Digital Media

Nick Houser leads the digital media team and oversees all things digital, including,, digital content, the WOSU Public Media Mobile App, social media, enewsletters, podcasts and on-demand video.

Nick has extensive experience in the journalism, digital and communications fields. He came from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business where he served as web content manager and before that he was the college’s public relations coordinator.

Prior to joining Ohio State, he was an Associated Press Society of Ohio award-winning journalist at the Xenia Daily Gazette, The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria and the Delaware Gazette. Nick holds a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

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Ohio Supreme Court chambers.
Dan Konik / Ohio Public Radio

The window has closed for parties to file in the Ohio Supreme Court case over whether the new energy law, HB6, can be subject to a citizen referendum.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said he was denied Migrant children being housed at the Border Patrol facility near El Paso.
Cedar Attanasio / AP

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility along the border that houses children over the weekend. 

Zahn's Middle School in Piketon was closed amid concerns about radioactive contaminants.
Nick Evans / WOSU

U.S. Department of Energy officials spent last weekend at the Piketon middle school that was shuttered this month over radiation concerns.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
John Minchillo / Associated Press

It's election day, as voters in Ohio's 12th District decide the final congressional contest before November's national midterms.

payday lending sign
Tony Webster / Flickr

Gov. John Kasich has signed into law a proposal cracking down on Ohio's short-term lending industry.

Group of Libertarians arrive at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to deliver petitions to put Charlie Earl on the ballot as a presidential nominee. Earl would then be swapped out for Gary Johnson.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has officially regained “minor party” status in the state.

Gabe Rosenberg

Former Consumer Financial Bureau director Richard Cordray has won the Democratic primary for Ohio governor.

Gabe Rosenberg

Danny O'Connor has won the Democratic nominations for Congress in Ohio's 12th District, and will participate in both a special election in August and general election in November. Troy Balderson has claimed the Republican nomination for both, as well.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
John Minchillo / Associated Press

It's Election Day, and WOSU is following along as Ohio votes for a number of statewide primaries, including races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and several state offices, as well as a redistricting ballot issue.

Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has won the Republican nomination for Ohio governor.

Ann Fisher with sock pupper
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Throughout the year on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we covered the issues that affect our listeners. We talked with experts to help us understand the news at the global and local levels. Some of our most popular shows of 2017 followed the biggest headlines in the city, state, country and world.

Former Ohio Senator Cliff Hite.
Cliff Hite / Twitter

Republicans in the Ohio Senate are regrouping after allegations of sexual harassment forced a high-ranking member to resign.

The Coast Guard says the cost of launching a response boat is about $4,500, while a helicopter search can cost $16,000 an hour -- costs that could be added to restitution paid by someone convicted of making a false distress call.
Brian Bull / WCPN

The Coast Guard says the number of false distress calls it's receiving from the Great Lakes has tripled this year.

Several Ohio government websites were hacked on Sunday morning by a group that denounced President Donald Trump and supports the Islamic State. 

The hacker calling itself Team System Dz replaced the websites' content with an anti-government message.

Columbus Blue Jackets playing at Nationwide Arena
Tanner Gronowski / Instagram

The Columbus Blue Jackets traded forward Brandon Saad back to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for top young forward Artemi Panarin in a blockbuster draft day trade on Friday.