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Mike McIntyre

Executive Editor

Expertise: Local news, multimedia journalism, writing, editing, live radio and television hosting, event moderation, master of ceremonies

Education: Bowling Green State University - Bachelor of Science, journalism
St. Edward High School

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: The Ledges Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Mike McIntyre spent 30 years as a reporter, feature writer, Sunday Magazine staffer and metro columnist for The Plain Dealer, where he also wrote about stand-up comedy for the Friday! Magazine. In 2010, Mike took over hosting duties for the “Sound of Ideas,” WKSU’s daily public affairs talk show. He held that job for 10 years. Mike became executive editor in 2020 and continues to host the Friday “Sound of Ideas Reporters Roundtable” on WKSU and “Ideas” on WVIZ.


  • Herb Caen Memorial Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, 2010
  • Inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame, Press Club of Cleveland, 2016
  • Leadership Cleveland Class of 2022

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