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Andrew Meyer

Deputy Editor - News

Andrew joined Ideastream Public Media as part of the 2021 merger with WKSU. Since August of 2022 he has served as the deputy editor - news, helping to plan, coordinate and oversee Ideastream’s daily and long-term news coverage and serving as an editor for the organization’s reporters and producers, both on-air and online. His commitment is to help foster reporting that marks the best of what public radio has to offer: as a trustworthy source of news and information. Now, and prior to the merger, as WKSU’s news director since 2014, his focus is on serving the communities throughout a 22 county broadcast area in Northeast Ohio including Akron, Cleveland and Canton. Andrew also serves as a regular panelist on the "Sound of Ideas Reporters Roundtable" as well as a backup host for the program and as a fill-in local host for "Morning Edition," "Here and Now" and "All Things Considered."

Andrew previously spent 16 years at WBGO-FM, an NPR affiliate in Newark, New Jersey, working his way up from reporter and news anchor to assistant news director, where his duties grew to also include hosting a monthly call-in show with then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker, among others. Andrew has also worked in radio news in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area for other stations including WNYC, 1010 WINS and New Jersey 101.5.

During his three decades in broadcasting, Andrew has been recognized individually and has led teams that have won top regional and national awards. In 2022, he shared in a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award for Documentary. Under his leadership, the WKSU newsroom has won dozens of awards including regional Murrow, PMJA and PRNDI awards, Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards and Ohio Associated Press Media Editors awards including General Excellence five years in a row. Individually, Andrew has been recognized repeatedly by PRNDI, the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and others

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

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