Expertise: Government, Akron politics, health care, audio editing, podcasting
Education: Kent State University - Bachelor of Science, journalism
Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Franklin Mills Riveredge Park in Downtown Kent
Anna Huntsman covers Akron, Canton and surrounding communities for Ideastream Public Media. She reported on health news during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, Anna was a Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, where she traveled the country reporting on natural disaster recovery. Her work has appeared nationally on NPR, and in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Associated Press. She began her career in public radio as an intern at WKSU.
- 2023 Ohio Associated Press Media Editors, Best Reporter
- 2023 Cleveland Press Club, First Place In-Depth Coverage - “Is Akron following the rules in homeless encampment sweeps? Advocates raise concerns”
- Akron Press Club board member
- Kent State University adjunct professor
- Panelist and moderator for debates and forums, including 2023 Akron Mayoral Debate & Canton Mayoral Debate
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Akron City Council unanimously approved the oversight board's rules on Feb. 26, 2024. The approved rules give the board less investigatory power than the board initially asked for.
Akron City Council approved the emergency demolition during its meeting Monday night. City officials say the now-vacant building is a major safety concern.
Summit County Democrats appointed Kolkovich to the role following the retirement of Sherri Bevan Walsh, the county's longest-serving prosecutor.
The Citizens' Police Oversight Board unanimously approved a tweak to the rules that state it cannot force an Akron police officer to comply with a subpoena.
Officials say more housing is needed — but there is a lack of action from federal and local lawmakers. Fudge spoke alongside Congresswoman Emilia Sykes and Akron Mayor Shammas Malik.
Currently, the Citizens' Police Oversight Board rules would allow the police auditor to conduct investigations after the police department has already done its own investigation.
The former site of the Ace Rubber Co. near Downtown Akron was fully engulfed in flames as of 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Summit County emergency management and health officials say they are concerned about traffic accidents and congestion on the day of the total solar eclipse.
If hired as police auditor, Anthony Finnell would lead investigations into complaints of police misconduct and use-of-force incidents.