Ann VerWiebe

Communication Specialist

Ann followed a circuitous path to the WKSU Marketing and Public Relations Department that involved a decade working in professional costume shops and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from The University of Akron. Her duties at WKSU since joining the staff in 1998 include writing and editing E-Notes (the station's national award-winning email newsletter), various print newsletters and articles, and numerous press releases.  She also coordinates WKSU's social media efforts, creates online content and writes newsletters and press releases for FolkAlley.com and the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann also enjoys working with the newsroom on awards submissions and earning prizes for the deserving WKSU staff.

Among these awards are several prizes Ann picked up for press release and email newsletter writing from Ohio Professional Writers, Inc. and that organization's parent, the National Federation of Press Women. You might recognize from her booth duty at events such as EarthFest, the Cleveland International Film Festival and WKSU nights with many local arts organizations, or from the sales table at the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann lives out the single woman cliché by driving a sensible Honda Fit and insisting on putting her cats' names on her holiday cards. Along with being an active Unitarian-Universalist, her interests include sewing, reading, gardening and shopping.

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Because of recent changes at Facebook, you may not see WKSU posts in your newsfeed as often - even if you have liked and are following WKSU.FM on Facebook.

To always see the latest news reports and station information, you can go to WKSU's Facebook page and click "See First" under the Following tab (see the first graphic above). This action will put WKSU stories at the top of your queue when they are posted. 

Season 4 of Invisibilia comes to WKSU’s Saturday line-up at 2 PM for three weeks beginning on March 10. This season examines how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another - and what happens in the space in between. Please note that the titles and order of release of these episodes is still subject to change.

The family of NPR hosts is expanding across platforms and programs.

Two strong voices will be additions to the weekday newsmagazine host chairs. Ailsa Chang will host All Things Considered along with Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro; and Noel King will join David Greene, Steve Inskeep and Rachel Martin as the fourth host of Morning Edition. Both award-winning journalists will continue to report and co-host for Planet Money in their expanded roles.

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