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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Urban Meyer
Carlos Osorio / AP

Urban Meyer agreed to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. He leaves the broadcast booth and returns to the sidelines after a two-year absence that followed another health scare.

 In this Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine discusses the most recent data on Ohio's soaring coronavirus cases during a news briefing at John Glenn International Airport on in Columbus, Ohio.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins / Associated Press

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

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his players during a game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Ohio Stadium.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Updated, 10:37 p.m. Friday, November 27

Ohio State's football game with Illinois slated for Saturday has been canceled due to a COVID-19 spike among the Buckeyes, including coach Ryan Day. Ohio State announced it was canceling the game on Friday night a little more than 13 hours before kickoff. 

The Ohio State University campus sign
Angie Wang / Associated Press

The surge in COVID-19 cases is forcing Ohio State University and area schools districts to make changes.

Following the "stay at home" advisory from the city of Columbus, Ohio State announced that classes would move online starting Friday at 6 p.m. 

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on March 30, 2020.
David Holm / WOSU

Central Ohio's hospitals are once again banning most visitors due to increasing coronavirus cases in the area.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields plays against Wisconsin during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Ohio State's football game at Maryland on Saturday has been canceled due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within Maryland's football team. The game will not be rescheduled.

Ohio State employee Stacey Boyer, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from Kelli Barnes Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

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 Schools announced it will continue with remote learning for most students through January 15. The district began a weeks-long process to bringing students back into the classroom with a blend of in-person and virtual learning on Monday.

Avery Elementary School in Hilliard on May 11, 2020.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

Hilliard Schools could start using local data to determine if adjustments need to be made to reopening schools, as well as to track potential outbreaks within buildings, grades or classes.

Katie Paris speaks to members of Red, Wine and Blue during a meeting, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

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

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. 

Ohio State student Connor Brown, right, and family move into the campus dorms in August.
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.

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