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Sean Fitzgerald


Expertise: Audio editing, beat reporting, radio producer, sports reporting, on-air talent, audio journalism, print journalism, news reporting

Education: Kent State University - Bachelor of Science, journalism and sports administration

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Progressive Field


Sean Fitzgerald is an announcer/operator at Ideastream Public Media and has been in the role since May 2022. Sean was previously an intern/producer at WKSU from May 2020 until his graduation from Kent State in May 2021 and earned a first place award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for best sports reporting in radio. He's also worked as a beat reporter on both sports and news for local newspapers.


  • Covered 2020 Cleveland Indians 60 game MLB pandemic season and 2021 NFL Draft for WKSU
  • Former News-Herald news reporter
  • Morning Journal sports reporter 
  • 2021 Best Sports Reporting in radio, Ohio SPJ
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors with from the Kent State Honors College
  • Member Kent State Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, a national honor society in journalism and mass communication

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