Ann VerWiebe

Communication Specialist

Ann followed a circuitous path to the WKSU Marketing and Public Relations Department that involved a decade working in professional costume shops and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from The University of Akron. Her duties at WKSU since joining the staff in 1998 include writing and editing E-Notes (the station's national award-winning email newsletter), various print newsletters and articles, and numerous press releases.  She also coordinates WKSU's social media efforts, creates online content and writes newsletters and press releases for FolkAlley.com and the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann also enjoys working with the newsroom on awards submissions and earning prizes for the deserving WKSU staff.

Among these awards are several prizes Ann picked up for press release and email newsletter writing from Ohio Professional Writers, Inc. and that organization's parent, the National Federation of Press Women. You might recognize from her booth duty at events such as EarthFest, the Cleveland International Film Festival and WKSU nights with many local arts organizations, or from the sales table at the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann lives out the single woman cliché by driving a sensible Honda Fit and insisting on putting her cats' names on her holiday cards. Along with being an active Unitarian-Universalist, her interests include sewing, reading, gardening and shopping.

WKSU appreciates the help of community volunteers! You make it easier for us to spread the word about WKSU programming and support public service journalism in Northeast Ohio. We provided training and you will work alongside a staff member. 

Now through November, WKSU features special programs geared towards the upcoming Midterm Elections.

America on the Line
Monday-Thursday at 8 p.m., now through Nov. 8

We love our WKSU members and we want to find out more about you. We recently reached out to a few people who sent us nice comments with their donations and we will be introducing them to you. We're part of a WKSU community!

Say hello to Lisa and Matthew!:

Current City:  North Canton

Hometown:  Louisville, OH

What brings you to Northeast Ohio?:  I'm a native Northeast Ohioan and met my husband at KSU.

Airing on live on WKSU from Sept. 10 through Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.

WKSU Members can receive a 10% discount on Akron Symphony Orchestra tickets by using a special code at time of purchase. This offer can't be combined with discounts and can't be used on previously purchased tickets.

To access the code, log in to your WKSU Member Portal HERE and look under My Announcements. This offer is available to all active WKSU Members.

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