Andrew Meyer

News Director

Andrew joined WKSU News in 2014.  He oversees the daily operations of the WKSU news department and its reporters and hosts, coordinates daily coverage, and serves as editor.  His commitment is to help foster reporting that marks the best of what public radio has to offer:  a mix of first-rate journalism with great storytelling. His responsibilities also include long-term strategic planning for news coverage in Northeast Ohio that serves WKSU’s audience via on-air, online, by social media and through emerging technologies.  Andrew also serves as a back-up local host for Morning Edition, Here and Now and All Things Considered.

Before joining the staff of WKSU, Andrew was previously assistant news director at WBGO-FM in Newark, NJ. Along with his management duties there, he also anchored afternoon drive time news, reported on local and regional stories and hosted a monthly call-in program with then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker, among others. Prior to joining the staff at WBGO in 1998, he worked as a freelance reporter/producer in the New York metropolitan area. He was also a stringer for a number of networks including NPR, ABC Radio and AP Radio.

During his time at WKSU, the station's newsroom has been honored with dozens of awards from Ohio Associated Press Media Editors, Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, the Ohio chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI)RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards. Andrew himself has been recognized with a number of awards, including, nationally, from PRNDI and, in the New Jersey/New York area, from the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and others. He served twice as president of the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association.  He is currently a member of the board of the Akron Press Club.

Andrew was born in Louisville, KY, and holds the commission of Colonel in the Honorable Order of  Kentucky Colonels. He and his family now live in Hudson.

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OHIO DEBATE COMMISSION

The major party candidates in this year's contest for U.S. Senate from Ohio will meet Sunday, October 14th at 6pm for their first debate. The debate is organized by the Ohio Debate Commission; WKSU is a participating organization of the commission. The debate between the incumbent, Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown, and his opponent, Republican Congressman Jim Renacci, will take place at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square in the Westfield Insurance™ Studio Theatre.

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OHIO DEBATE COMMISSION

The Ohio Debate Commission is hosting a debate between the major party candidates for Governor of Ohio at 7 p.m., October 8 on the campus of Cleveland State University. Mike DeWine, the state's attorney general, and Rich Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will have the opportunity to present their plans for the future direction of our state to Ohio’s voters in preparation for the general election in November. 

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With about a month remaining before this year's election, talks of "blue waves" have been circulating national political coverage. Here in Ohio, most of the focus has been on the race for governor between Democrat Rich Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine. But many other state races will determine the makeup of the Ohio House and Senate, which is heavily Republican right now.


Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, September 27 beginning at 10am. We will bring you live NPR coverage of the hearing on the WKSU stations.  You'll also be able to watch the proceeding here live.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly this morning.  You can watch his speech here, live, when it happens.  You can also listen to it on our HD4 News Channel on your HD radio, on the WKSU app or here on our website.

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