Jeff St. ClairMidday Host
Expertise: Science reporting, health and medicine, energy, environment, economy, business, politics and headline news
Education: University of Akron - Bachelor of Science, chemistry
Kent State University - Master of Arts, media management
Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Towner's Woods, Kent
Jeff St. Clair is an award-winning science reporter whose work has appeared on WKSU and NPR. With more than 20 years of experience in public radio, he's been a folk and classical music host, fund-drive producer, local “Morning Edition” host, “All Things Considered” host, and host of midday programs. He's won national and region awards for best news writing, health coverage and use of sound.
- 2013-2022, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, Health care/Science/Medical Reporting
- 2023, Press Club of Cleveland & Associated Press Media Editors, Use of Sound, “Through social media, this Kent musician documents life with chronic fatigue syndrome”
- 2021, Public Media Journalists Association, Second Place Audio Scripting, “COVID Longhaulers Endure Long Wait for Recognition and Treatment”
- 2017 & 2019, Press Club of Cleveland, Best News Writing
- 2015, Edward R. Murrow regional award, Radio Television Digital News Association, Sports Reporting, “Sports Training Can Stem the Epidemic of Knee Injuries in Girls”
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