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Natasha WilliamsCOLUMBUS, OHIO, DECEMBER 15, 2021 – WOSU Public Media has hired Natasha Williams as a multimedia reporter for 89.7 NPR News. Williams joins the WOSU newsroom with decades of experience, most recently at WLKY-TV in Louisville, Kentucky.

A veteran journalist, Williams began her broadcast career in Jackson, Tennessee and went on to spend more than 20 years as an anchor and investigative reporter for WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio. In 2008, she was named best reporter and awarded for best broadcast writing by the Ohio Associated Press. In addition to being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Williams also won an Emmy Award for coverage of the 2001 Xenia Tornado. She is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists. Williams received her undergraduate degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina and a master’s degree from The Ohio State University.

“Over the years I have enjoyed talking to viewers and listeners who have thanked me for getting the word out or uncovering something that needed uncovering,” Williams stated. “That type of encouragement lets me know I am on track.”

“The audience for WOSU news continues to grow and evolve,” said Steve Brown, WOSU news managing editor. “We are thrilled that Natasha is bringing her experience and talents to our newsroom and know our listeners will value her storytelling and reporting.”

89.7 NPR News is consistently named the best radio news operation in Ohio by the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Association and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. More people are listening to 89.7 NPR News than at any time in its history. WOSU continues to expand its digital presence and drew a record 4.8 million users to its website in 2020. These users recorded nine million page views and digital news content is the most-consumed portion.

About 89.7 NPR News
89.7 FM NPR News is the only all-day NPR news radio station in Central Ohio and specializes in news and public affairs programming, including All Sides with Ann Fisher, Morning Edition, On Point, Here and Now, and All Things Considered. Live audio streaming of the station is available via smart speaker, at wosu.org, and through the free WOSU Public Media mobile app.

About WOSU Public Media
The mission of WOSU Public Media is to engage, inform and inspire our diverse community. An NPR and PBS affiliate licensed by The Ohio State University, WOSU is a noncommercial multimedia organization serving over two million citizens in Central Ohio through broadcast, digital, programming, public engagement and education experiences. Learn more at wosu.org.

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