Clare Roth

CONTACT: Amy Tillinghast
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
O: 614-688-2166 | C: 614-657-9526 | amy.tillinghast@wosu.org

COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY 6, 2019 – Clare Roth, broadcast producer at WOSU Public Media, received the Rising Star–Broadcast Award during Saturday’s Ohio AP Media Editors awards banquet honoring the best in Ohio journalism in 2018.

Since 2017, Roth has hosted the drive-time news magazine show All Things Considered for WOSU-FM, 89.7 NPR News in Columbus, as well as hosting the hour-long talk program All Sides Weekend once a month. In her first four years in the journalism world, Roth has explored politics and arts, environmental issues and community movements. She’s tackled a dozen different facets of broadcast, from producing and directing a live show, to hosting, to reporting stories in the field and editing them back in the newsroom.

From conversations with Ohio State University students about a lack of mental health resources, to interviews with 12th district hopefuls, from a discussion about transparency with the city’s police chief to a look into the deaths of four zoo animals in six weeks, Roth’s work has helped Columbus listeners better know, and feel more connected to, their city.

“While here, I’ve been able to sharpen my own news judgment, hone my interviewing ability, and deepen my reporting instincts,” said Roth. “I’ve also been able to develop as afternoon editor, making key news decisions for our programming and helping others create their best work. I’m incredibly fortunate to learn and grow with the 89.7 NPR News team and look forward to continuing my journalism career in Central Ohio.”

About Clare Roth
Clare Roth graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. Upon graduation, she returned to her home state and joined Iowa Public Radio as a talk show producer, helping craft interviews with everyone from pig farmers to presidential candidates. She has been with WOSU since 2017.

About WOSU Public Media
A licensee of The Ohio State University, WOSU Public Media is a non-profit, community supported, noncommercial multimedia organization serving 31 counties in Ohio.

An NPR and PBS affiliate, WOSU offers programming and services through two public radio stations (89.7 NPR News and Classical 101), a public TV station made up of four channels (WOSU TV, WOSU Plus, WOSU Ohio and WOSU Kids), a mobile app, and two websites (wosu.org and columbusneighborhoods.org).

From initiatives like Ready To Learn®, which provides workshops to childcare providers, teachers and parents, to American Graduate, which looks at workforce issues in Ohio, to offering venues for civil discourse, the mission of WOSU Public Media is to enrich lives through content and experiences that engage, inform, and inspire.