Andrew MeyerDeputy Editor - News
Expertise: Daily and long-term news coverage leadership and strategy, editing, audio and digital storytelling, live and recorded news program hosting, general assignment reporting
Education: Middlebury College - Bachelor of Arts, economics & theater
Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Graeter's Ice Cream
Andrew Meyer works with Ideastream reporters assigned to Akron, Canton, Kent and the southern portion of Northeast Ohio's 22-county region, as well as beat reporters covering all of Northeast Ohio. He also serves as a back-up local host for NPR's daily news magazines and Ideastream's call-in show, “Sound of Ideas.” He was previously WKSU's news director and has worked for public and commercial radio stations in the New York/New Jersey metro area.
- 2023 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow regional award winner, news series, “Changing the course of a river”
- 2022 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow national award winner, news documentary, “The rural doctor is in”
- Akron Press Club board member
- Colonel, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
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The president toured the site of the derailment in East Palestine and met with local and federal officials to discuss the progress in the cleanup over the past year.
Gov. Mike DeWine and half of the Republicans in the Ohio House had called on Rep. Bob Young to resign, following arrests on domestic violence charges.
The International Soap Box Derby named Scott Taylor to lead the organization, citing his 37 years of experience leading YMCA's and other nonprofits in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
Sherer beat a fellow council member and a former Ohio state representative to win the Democratic nomination. He'll face Republican Roy Scott Depew in November.
While voters have learned much more about the seven Democrats they’ll choose among for Akron mayor, a poll that Ideastream Public Media, the Akron Beacon Journal and the University of Akron put out this week shows their choice is still not clear. And it's critically important they make a choice.
A major issue in Akron's mayoral race is the fatal shooting of Jayland Walker by Akron police. The candidates running in next month's primary shared their thoughts following the grand jury's decision not to indict the officers.
A grand jury is weighing whether to indict eight Akron police officers in the killing last summer of Jayland Walker. Meanwhile, seven mayoral candidates met on stage Wednesday night for one more debate. Whoever wins will have their work cut out for them.
The city has reached its $3.5 million fundraising goal to move forward with plans for replacing the Jersey barriers with bollards, as well as other improvements.
Just days after Cleveland announced it was requiring residents to bag their leaves, the Bibb administration reversed course and announced it would resume curbside leaf collection in previously designated high-generation areas. The decision comes after an outcry from residents and city council members.
The work of freelancer Jacqueline Marino and Ideastream Public Media's Andrew Meyer and Jon Nungesser was honored with a 2022 national Edward R. Murrow award.