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Today from The Ohio Newsroom connects Ohioans to news and neighbors across the state, bringing untold stories from outside our metropolitan areas to light.

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Today from The Ohio Newsroom is the result of a robust collaboration between Ohio's public radio stations. Launched last year, The Ohio Newsroom connects the talent and resources of Ohio's public radio newsrooms to deliver original reporting that keeps Ohioans informed about their local communities and the state.

L-R: Clare Roth, Erin Gottsacker, Kendall Crawford
L-R: Clare Roth, Erin Gottsacker, Kendall Crawford

From reporting about programs addressing critical shortages in healthcare services in Tuscarawas and Ross counties to stories covering land stewardship in Trumbull and Greene counties, Today from The Ohio Newsroom takes Ohioans on a journey around Ohio that reveals the complexity and diversity of our state and its people.

Our talented reporting team includes Erin Gottsacker and Kendall Crawford, two dedicated reporters who travel the state in search of important stories that are relatable to all Ohioans.

Clare Roth is the Managing Editor and the guiding force behind Today from The Ohio Newsroom. Roth both leads The Ohio Newsroom team and facilitates collaboration between public radio stations across the state. “The launch of this program marks a significant moment for public radio in Ohio,” Roth says. “We are confident that Today from The Ohio Newsroom will enhance our service to all Ohioans by sharing stories that resonate with their lived experiences, reflect the diversity of our state, and nurture a deeper understanding of our communities.” With a clear vision and dedicated leadership, Roth successfully created and now manages the unique daily news series. “Today from the Ohio Newsroom builds on the excellent journalism that Ideastream and other public radio stations in the state have been creating for decades. By sharing stories from all over the state, it deepens connections among Ohioans no matter where they live, while giving them the in-depth, fascinating, context-rich news they deserve.”

Today from The Ohio Newsroom is a window to the underreported, the unexplored, and the meaningful stories that make us all Ohioans. Listen in, stay connected, and rediscover Ohio.

L-R: Kendall Crawford, Clare Roth, Erin Gottsacker
L-R: Kendall Crawford, Clare Roth, Erin Gottsacker

Wendy Turner, General Manager of Ohio Public Media Services, says “This program would not have been possible without the generous financial support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Their faith in our ability to produce impactful, collaborative content has enabled us to incubate Ohio's first new collaborative content initiative in decades.”

The Ohio Newsroom is a collaboration between seven of Ohio's public radio stations: WGTE, Toledo; WYSO, Dayton; WCSU, Wilberforce; WVXU, Cincinnati; WOSU, Columbus; WYSU, Youngstown and WKSU/Ideastream Public Media, Cleveland/Akron.

The Ohio Newsroom is grateful to its founding funders for their vision to invest in statewide public service reporting in Ohio:

  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Ohio Humanities Council
  • The Reitman Family
  • Margie and John Wheeler
  • The James W. and Anne H.S. Nethercott Public Media and Responsible Journalism Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

To learn about opportunities to support The Ohio Newsroom through underwriting on radio, television and digital platforms, contact Kyle Wilson, Director of Statewide Sponsorship.

To learn about opportunities to support The Ohio Newsroom through grants and sponsorships, contact Lori Marks, Senior Director, Foundation and Corporate Support.