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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Health and safety officials in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County hope expanded use of the heroin overdose antidote Narcan will save more lives. 

Cleveland EMS Commissioner Nichole Carlton says in the next month, all Cleveland police officers will be trained to administer Narcan. All firefighters have already been trained.

A video guide to saving a life:

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The University of Akron, Youngstown State and the University of Toledo all rate poorly in a national study of graduation rates for black students. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports the study was conducted by  The Education Trust, which works to eliminate achievement gaps.

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Cleveland police will begin training this summer on new policies for handling calls with people suffering a mental health crisis. A federal judge has approved the reforms that are part of the city’s agreement with the Justice Department.


If you were at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last summer, Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur wants to know if you witnessed any meetings between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian officials.


Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority buses started running through Public Square early this morning for the first time in nearly two years. Buses had been rerouted around the square while the downtown landmark was being renovated. After the work was completed last summer, Mayor Frank Jackson had banned buses from crossing through because of safety concerns.