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WOSU News Staff (back row: Nick Evans; middle row: Paige Pfleger, Adora Namigadde, Gabe Rosenberg, Steve Brown, Debbie Holmes, Clare Roth; front row: Mike Thompson and Ann Fisher)

COLUMBUS, OHIO, MARCH 31, 2020 – 89.7 NPR News, the all-day NPR news radio station of WOSU Public Media, was recognized as among the best in Ohio journalism in 2019 by the Ohio AP Media Editors Association. WOSU captured a total of 12 awards, including 8 first place nods.

  • 89.7 NPR News was once again named Ohio’s Best Radio News Operation
  • Clare Roth was named Ohio’s Best Radio Anchor
  • Paige Pfleger was named Ohio’s Best Reporter and also received the AP’s Broadcast “Rising Star” award that recognizes achievement and ability in early-career journalists
  • 89.7 NPR News and won Best Digital Presence

WOSU Public Media staff brought home honors in the following categories:

Best Use of Sound – First Place
Paige Pfleger for Deer Hunting Season Keeps Business Bustling for Ohio Butchers

Best Investigative Reporting – First Place
Nick Evans for Put a Ring on It: Columbus Police Navigate Privacy Concerns with Smart Doorbells

Best Digital Project – First Place
WOSU’s Curious Cbus

Best Feature Reporting – Second Place
Paige Pfleger for Why This Woman Hangs Affirming Signs Over Columbus Highways

Best Broadcast Writing – Second Place
Nick Evans for Hundreds of Columbus Teachers March Against Corporate Tax Breaks 

Best Documentary or Series – Second Place
Paige Pfleger for A Decade of Diversion
Part 1 Franklin County’s Court For Sex Trafficking Survivors
Part 2 Franklin County’s Court For Addiction Recovery

Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event – Second Place
Nick Evans for Quentin Smith Sentence Puts End To Nearly Two-Year Legal Case

About 89.7 NPR News
The only all-day NPR news radio station in Central Ohio, 89.7 NPR News specializes in news and public affairs programming, including All Sides with Ann Fisher, Morning Edition, On Point and All Things Considered. Live audio streaming of the station is available on your smart speaker, at 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, WOSU is a noncommercial multimedia organization serving over two million citizens in Central Ohio through broadcast, digital, programming, events and education experiences. A licensee of The Ohio State University, member-supported WOSU Public Media moves its headquarters and studios to the new 15+HIGH District on campus in 2021. Learn more at

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