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

The Cleveland Browns failings on the field this season were felt by hotels in the city.  WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, fewer fans spent the night in town for home games than in previous years.


  Akron General Medical Center patients are the first in Northeast Ohio to use their fingerprints to check-in for treatment and access medical records.   The technology is aimed at increasing efficiency, preventing identity fraud, billing errors and improving patient outcomes. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.


This week’s grand jury decision not to indict the Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice has prompted some demands from activists.  A coalition that includes Cleveland’s NAACP branch is calling for the resignation of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty and the release of the grand jury transcripts. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.

The scene of the Tamir Rice killing

Anger over this week’s grand jury decision not to indict the Cleveland police officers involved the shooting death of 12 year-old Tamir Rice has led to demands for changes.

A coalition of activists, including the Cleveland NAACP, want Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty out of office. They also want the City of Cleveland to amend its contract with the police union to prohibit arbitrators from forcing the city to rehired fired officers.

Photo announcing the effort

  Cleveland and Cuyahoga County’s high infant-mortality rates have spurred a commitment by area hospitals, governments and charitable groups to work together for a solution. Today these officials signed a pact aimed reducing at Cleveland’s infant mortality rate, which is twice the national average.