Nick Houser

Chief Content Director - Digital Media

Nick Houser leads the digital media team and oversees all things digital, including wosu.org, columbusneighborhoods.org, 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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Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, has written a new book about the Hubble Space Telescope and her work with the space shuttle crew that launched and later repaired the telescope.
NASA

This episode originally aired on January 2, 2020.

When it was launched 30 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope was set to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.

A full crowd at Ohio Stadium.
The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University has suspended all voluntary athletic workouts on campus following a round of COVID-19 testing of students, the athletics department said in a statement Wednesday night. 

A waitress wipes down a table at a cafe in Gahanna with outdoor seating.
Darrin McDonald / WOSU

WOSU is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Ohio. Find the most recent news and information below.

Ohio schools, which were initially closed until May 1, will remain shuttered through the end of the school year.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

Columbus City School leaders are recommending a reopening plan that keeps high school students completely out of the classroom, at least for the first half of the school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowds protesting the killing of George Floyd in downtown Columbus on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Gov. Mike DeWine is calling the Ohio National Guard into service after three days of violent protests in downtown Columbus.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced a city-wide curfew from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. beginning Saturday. Anyone on the streets past then can be arrested, he said. 

Gov. Mike DeWine gets a coronavirus test during his briefing on June 23, 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

WOSU is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Ohio. Find the most recent news and information below.

The Worthington dog park has been closed due to concerns about social distancing.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

WOSU is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Ohio. Find the most recent news and information below.

Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton at a press conference on April 7, 2020.
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio's stay-at-home order has been extended for another four weeks until May 29 by state health director Dr. Amy Acton. The previous stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus was scheduled to expire at midnight on Friday. 

A woman walks her dog past a sign thanking healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic, Monday, April 27, 2020, in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

WOSU is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Ohio. Find the most recent news and information below.

The Ohio State University President Michael Drake speaks during a vigil Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, following an attack on campus the previous day.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Ohio State University president Michael Drake said the upcoming football season will likely see changes because of coronavirus.

A dog statue in downtown Columubs has been equipped with a face mask.
David Holm / WOSU

WOSU is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Ohio. Find the most recent news and information below.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks as Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton (left) and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted look on.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

A stay-at-home order has been issued for Ohio residents, which will go into effect on Monday at 11:59 p.m. As part of the new directive, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close. 

A bowl of stickers for those taking advantage of early voting, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Steubenville, Ohio.
Gene Puskar / Associated Press

Update: Tuesday, March 17, 6:51 a.m.

Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio’s primary election Tuesday will not take place after all. 

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily COVID-19 press conference at the Ohio Statehouse on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Gov. Mike DeWine has closed all the state's bars and dine-in restaurants until further notice, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday. Restaurants will still be allowed to stay open for carry out and delivery.

The laboratory test kit used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Franklin County. The cases were confirmed by Franklin County Public Health on Sunday morning.

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