Steve Brown

News Morning Anchor and Managing Editor

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and two sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.

He left Ohio in 2007 to become the morning anchor at KSTK in Wrangell, Alaska while also serving as a regional correspondent for the Alaska Public Radio Network. Steve has also anchored and reported for public radio stations in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. His award-winning features have been featured on several NPR programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

When he's not working, Steve is likely listening to public radio, playing guitar or watching his beloved Buckeyes.

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The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen before convening for the first day of the 116th Congress with Democrats holding the majority, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, Steve Brown and guest host Ann Fisher discuss the lawsuit to redraw the state's congressional map before the 2020 election. Reporter Nick Evans joins the show.

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Columbus police say two passengers in a car were shot Sunday when another vehicle pulled along side them on Interstate 670 and someone inside opened fire.

Kay Davenport opened her cookware shop in October 1998. She tried to sell the shop but wasn't able to secure a buyer.
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Kay Davenport just knew it was time to go. After more than 20 years of running her North Market Cookware shop, she wanted to retire and travel the world.

What she didn’t know was the uncertain future of the iconic Columbus market would make it impossible to find a buyer for her business.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a Culinary Union hall Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Sen. Sherrod Brown's announcement that he won't be running for president.

Political commentator Mary Anne Sharkey also joins the show to discuss the proposed gas tax hike and Gov. DeWine's State of the State address. 

Arena Football League executive Rob Jaworski announced that the Columbus Destroyers would return to play at Nationwide Arena, on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
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Officials with Columbus’ new Arena Football League team are looking for a new mascot, and they’re only asking women to apply.

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The Columbus Crew kick off a new season Saturday, not long after it appeared the 2019 season might not happen at all for the soccer club.

Nina Turner speaking at a Bernie Sanders rally in 2016. (photo slightly cropped. Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown ask former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner why Democrats should support Bernie Sanders over other progressive candidates.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources hosts a public meeting Tuesday evening for people concerned about a proposed surface coal mine in southeast Ohio’s Perry State Forest. The planned mine comes at a unique time for both the company behind it, and the state.

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Columbus City Hall has picked someone with close ties to the construction industry and organized labor to fill its latest vacancy.

Gas prices at a Shell station in southeast Denver, May 25, 2018.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why Republican governor Mike DeWine is proposing a tax increase to fund roads and bridges.

Greg Lawson, a research fellow at the conservative-leaning Buckeye Institute, joins the show.

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Columbus City Council meets Thursday evening to get public input on finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy.

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll ask Ohio lawmakers to pass an 18-cent-per-gallon increase to the state’s gas tax to fill a looming shortfall on road repair money.

State Sen. Andrew Brenner (R-Powell)
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A spokesperson for Republicans in the Ohio Senate says caucus members have unblocked people on their official social media pages as part of an effort to avoid further legal action.

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Columbus Police now say it was a single-vehicle crash and not a train-involved incident that killed three people on the West Side early Friday.

Algae blooms on the coast of Toledo.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the upcoming ballot measure that would give Toledo citizens the ability to sue on behalf of the Lake Erie ecosystem.

Crystal Jankowski, an organizer with Toledoans for Safe Water, joins the show. 

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