Kevin Niedermier - Ohio SPJ Awards Best General Assignment Reporting
WKSU Reporter/Producer Kevin Niedermier works from the station’s Cleveland Bureau, giving him the best vantage for breaking and general assignment news in the region’s largest metro area. He is reliable and recognized for his skill at turning around spot news and longer features on developing stories on a mix of topics. Niedermier makes sure that Cleveland events are well represented with WKSU listeners – giving focus to the wide-range of activities that take place in Northeast Ohio on a daily basis.
Representative reports in the submission include a business follow-up on the build-up of Cleveland hotel rooms created for the Republican National Convention; an examination of the disposal of the large mass of materials used to create the RNC convention space; and interviews with Cleveland Indians fans forced to say “there’s always next year” after a crushing Game 7 loss to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.