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.  Andrew 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.

Ways to Connect

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are waiting to see who they’ll face in the eastern conference final, but believe it or not, t’s more than just fans in Cleveland or even in northeast ohio who are eager to see the team get back on the court.  Our sports commentator Terry Pluto says the Cavs are bigger the northeast ohio, much bigger.

Morning headlines from WKSU News

Akron City Council has voted to overturn the city’s controversial panhandling law.  Council repealed the 2006 law which required all panhandlers in Akron to get a license to do so, and put restrictions on where they could ask for money.  Last week, the ACLU of Ohio announced it was suing the city over the measure.  City Council president Marilyn Keith says the council is “committed to addressing poverty and homelessness and finding the best solutions for those in need.”

Morning Headlines from WKSU News

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed another playoff sweep Sunday, beating the Atlanta Hawks 100-99 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the team has benefited from the addition of a number of three-point artists, and may need to adjust slightly when they next go up against either the Miami Heat or the Toronto Raptors.

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 A former candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio is urging his followers to vote for the Democratic rival who beat him in the primary.  

Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfeld has released a video, saying he’s proud of the race he ran with former Gov. Ted Strickland.

“The Governor whooped my butt at the polls.”

Now Sittenfeld is urging his supporters to vote for Strickland, saying he’s well-known, well-liked and well-positioned to help Ohioans in the U.S. Senate.

It was a shock to most in the city of Akron, Ohio, when Mayor Don Plusquellic announced that not only would he not seek an eighth term in office, but that he would shortly resign after 28 years in office. Since 1987, Plusquellic had gone about changing the face of Akron and moving the city forward and away from its “Rustbelt” association. Among his wins were keeping the international headquarters of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in the city and bringing a minor league baseball team to downtown and strengthening Akron business.