WKSU moves news into midday with the launch of Here and Now Mondays through Fridays at 12 p.m. The hour-long news magazine is produced by WBUR in Boston and hosted by veteran journalist Robin Young. The fast-paced program features a broad-range of topics from public policy, foreign affairs and technology to food, culture and the arts. Reports from the WKSU newsroom will also be part of the weekday broadcasts.
WKSU General Manager Al Bartholet says, "Airing Here and Now over the noon hour means that breaking news won't have to wait until All Things Considered begins at 4 p.m. Young's program is produced with the curious, intelligent and information-hungry public radio audience in mind. Plus, an additional news hour means more opportunities for the WKSU news staff to present stories on arts and culture to Northeast Ohio listeners."
Robin Young brings over 25 years of broadcast experience to her Here and Now hosting duties. Along with her work as a correspondent for the Discovery Channel, CBS and ABC, she had an on-going role as substitute host and correspondent for Today on NBC. Young is also a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker.