Kevin Niedermier


Kevin was raised in New Washington in rural North Central Ohio. He attended Bowling Green State University and Ashland College (now Ashland University) before beginning his career in commercial radio news.

Kevin’s first radio job was as weekend reporter at WMAN in Mansfield. Soon after, he became news director at WCLW in Mansfield, followed by positions at WCPZ in Sandusky and WCPN in Cleveland. Kevin made the move to WKSU in 1990 and is based at the station's Cleveland Bureau.

He covered the Ohio Delegation at the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004, and the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

A former board member of the Ohio Associated Press, Kevin has won many local, state and national awards for his work, including a national Gabriel Award and was named reporter of the year by the Ohio Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists in 2004.

He lives in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid with his wife, Christine, and twin daughters, Ava and Claire.  There are 3 cats in the mix as well.

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Summit County Juvenile Court Magistrate Tavia Baxter Galonski has been picked to replace former State Representative Greta Johnson who stepped down to become the county’s deputy law director. 

Cleveland Cavaliers

A petition drive is underway to stop the city of Cleveland from spending $88 million to help renovate Quicken Loans Arena. The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, Greater Cleveland Congregations, and two service unions want voters to decide if the city should help fund the upgrades. What happens if they’re successful is uncertain.


Cuyahoga County Council has approved an additional $200,000 for this year’s medical examiners budget to deal with the rising number of fatal opioid overdoses.

City of Cleveland

The nation’s first publicly funded inner-city dirt bike park is being built in Cleveland with hopes of redirecting the swarms of dirt bike riders illegally using city streets. Backers say the park will reduce a dangerous nuisance, and generate revenue and create jobs. Others say the money could be better spent. 


The City of Akron has appointed its first Health Equity Ambassador to help decrease racial and ethnic health disparities.  Mayor Dan Horrigan has appointed Tamiyka Rose to the position. The mayor’s chief of staff, James Hardy says Rose will first focus on lowering the high infant mortality rate in the city’s African-American community.  Hardy says her job will be coordinating the many existing programs now working on the issue.