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Renee Fox Joins WOSU 89.7 NPR News as Reporter

COLUMBUS, OHIO, JANUARY 18, 2022 – WOSU Public Media has hired Renee Fox as a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. Fox joins the WOSU newsroom from the Tribune Chronicle/Vindicator in the Youngstown area, where she’d been a reporter since 2014.

Fox has been nominated for and won several awards for her work, which ranges from local government coverage to investigative journalism and features. She’s also an Air Force veteran and former defense contractor who worked on linguistics projects at Bagram Airfield and other bases in Afghanistan.

“I am ready to pursue a new challenge in journalism,” Fox said. “I will channel my experience in print journalism and skills in photojournalism to contextualize news stories for the Central Ohio community.”

Fox served in the United States Air Force after joining in 2006 as an Airman First Class at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California where she also completed the Pashto Basic Course. She served as a specialist for a voice biometric project based at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in 2009, and from 2010 to 2011. Fox studied International Journalism at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and political science at the Hawaii Pacific University – Honolulu.

“Renee brings a wealth of experience that will be a huge asset to the WOSU newsroom. We are thrilled to see her get to work,” said Steve Brown, WOSU news managing editor.

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 over 3 million users to its website in 2021, with digital news content 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.

Amy Tillinghast (she/her)
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
amy.tillinghast@wosu.org | 614-688-2166

Renee Fox, 89.7 NPR News Reporter
Renee Fox, 89.7 NPR News Reporter