Andrew Meyer

News Director

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 Fresh Air, and The World.  He also serves as a back-up local host for Morning Edition, Here and Now and All Things Considered.

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. Prior to joining the staff 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 time at WKSU, the station's newsroom has been honored with dozens of awards from Ohio Associated Press Media Editors, Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, the Ohio chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI)RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards. Andrew himself has been recognized with a number of awards, including, nationally, from 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.  He is currently a member of the board of the Akron Press Club.

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.

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You’d have to be living under a rock in Northeast Ohio to miss the fact that the dreaded curse ended this year.  The 52-year-pro-sports championship drought came to an end when the Cavs came from being down 3-games-to-1 in the NBA Finals to win Game 7 on the road.

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KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

It just wasn’t the year.  The Indians lost Game 7 of the World Series early this morning in a game that went into extra innings and was delayed by rain. The final score, 8-to-7. Our sports commentator Terry Pluto agrees it was a tough loss at the end of a really great season for the Tribe. 

“It’s like it was our year, but it wasn’t our year,” says Pluto. He says it was shocking that the Indians got to the World Series and Game 7 against a superior team like the Cubs. Few teams, he notes, get to the World Series, let alone lead it 3-1.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

It's the final debate between the two major-party presidential candidates.  Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Wednesday, October 19th,  beginning at 9pm.   The debate will be moderated by Chris Wallace from Fox News Channel.

How can  you be certain that the responses from Clinton and Trump are truthful?   NPR will have a team of journalists fact-checking the debate in real time.

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CITY OF CLEVELAND

It’s going to be a busy day Friday in Cleveland, and getting around the city could be a little tricky.

The day kicks off with a campaign visit by President Obama, stumping for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and ends with Game 1 of the American League Championship Series between the Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays.

It's the next meet-up between the two major-party presidential candidates.  Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, October 9th,  beginning at 9pm.   It's a different format than their first debate.  This will be in the style of a town hall meeting with questions coming both from the moderator and the audience.

How can  you be certain that the responses from Clinton and Trump are truthful?   NPR will have a team of journalists fact-checking the debate in real time.

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