Kevin Niedermier

Reporter

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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CLEVELAND POLICE

This story was updated at 3:34 p.m., April 17: Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward as the search for Steve Stephens stretches past 24 hours.

There's still’s no sign of the Facebook shooter Steve Stephens, who posted a video of himself targeting and killing an elderly Cleveland man yesterday afternoon.

KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

More help is coming for people caught up in Cuyahoga County’s growing opioid epidemic. The YMCA of Greater Cleveland has received funding to add beds to its transitional housing program for recovering addicts.

The executive director of the Y-Haven program, Ed Gemerchak, says the $200,000 from the Cleveland Foundation is a big boost to the 23-year-old program, which now serves 113 homeless men.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Cleveland City Council is expected to vote tonight on committing the city’s share of funds to help pay for $140 million in upgrades to Quicken Loans Arena.  Backers say the 22-year-old arena must be modernized to stay competitive and attract events that generate money for the entire community.  But if the measure passes as expected, opponents may try to stop it on the ballot.

KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

The Cleveland Indians home opener yesterday marked the 24th consecutive time the event has sold out at Progressive Field. But the fans expectations for the season are higher after the team nearly won the World Series last year. 

A brass band welcomed fans to the home opener at Progressive Field, where the Tribe lost game seven of the series last season. Maria Contini of Dover says this season’s goal is simple.

KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

The opioid epidemic has intensified the call for alternatives to narcotics for people with acute and chronic pain.

In last week’s State of the State, Ohio Governor John Kasich said he wants to put more money toward finding other options. He recommended devoting $20 million to help Ohio researchers develop new technologies to fight pain.

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