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.

Ways to Connect


Downtown Cleveland has about 300 restaurants and cafes to serve the area’s growing population and tourism trade. Downtown officials are not concerned that more eateries will over-saturate that market.

Cuyahoga County

A campaign to combat prescription opioid addiction, and believed to be the first in the country, kicked off today in Cuyahoga County. The education effort includes coordinated ads and special print and broadcast programing, with input from a wide range of resources.


Cleveland’s agreement with the Justice Department to reform the city’s police force is one of 14 across the country U.S. Attorney General  Jeff Sessions wants to review. Sessions says such consent decrees taint entire police departments because of a few bad cops. But as WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, Cleveland officials believe the 2015 agreement remains the best path to real reform.

Mark Urycki / WKSU

Starting tomorrow, the speed limit on county roads in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will go down from 55 miles per hour to 35. 


This year’s early spring has put a slight dent in Northeast Ohio’s overall maple syrup yield. But for producers who tapped their trees early, it has been a good season.