Mark Arehart

Arts Reporter/Host

Mark Arehart joined the award-winning WKSU news team as its arts/culture reporter in 2017. Before coming to Northeast Ohio, Arehart hosted Morning Edition and covered the arts scene for Delaware Public Media. He previously worked for KNKX in Seattle, Kansas Public Radio, and KYUK in Bethel, Alaska.  

His reporting has taken him everywhere from remote islands in the Bering Sea to the tops of skyscrapers overlooking Puget Sound. Arehart has been featured on NPR and the Alaska Public Radio Network. 

Equal parts Nebraskan/Kansan and a University of Kansas graduate, he's a diehard college basketball fan. He loves reading crime fiction and fantasy, as well as enjoying movies with subtitles, explosions, or both. 

He lives in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood and as a former morning drive-time host, you'll likely find him out walking his dog, Otis, well before sunrise.

Feel free to tweet at him, find him on Instagram, or send him an email. 

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, March 29:

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UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, March 28:

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TERRY PLUTO

The Cleveland Indians are a two-owner franchise. Even casual fans know the majority owner is Paul Dolan, but what about the minority owner John Sherman? WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto thinks it’s no coincidence that the Indians really started winning after Sherman bought a minority stake in the team in 2016.

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, March 27:

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, March 26:

  • President Trump to visit Richfield Thursday to tout infrastructure plan;
  • Cleveland Police Department investigates stalled sex and child abuse cases;
  • Cleveland will begin to post lead warning signs at contaminated homes;
  • NFL officials scout Canton as possible draft host city;
  • A father and son era of Finance Directors in Barberton comes to an end;

Trump to tout infrastructure plan in Richfield

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