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Tyler Thompson Joins WOSU 89.7 NPR News as Reporter

COLUMBUS, OHIO, FEBRUARY 28, 2022 – WOSU Public Media has hired Tyler Thompson as a reporter and on-air host for 89.7 NPR News. Thompson, originally from northeast Ohio, has spent the last three years working as a Morning Edition host and reporter at NPR member station KDLG Public Radio and reporter at the Bristol Bay Times Newspaper in Dillingham, Alaska.

“I’m thrilled to join a newsroom with long-established roots in Columbus and Central Ohio,” Thompson said. “I was born in Ohio, so the opportunity to tell my neighbors stories and to inform the many communities that we serve, is one that I relish.”

Thompson graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Multimedia. During his time in Alaska, he was a regular contributor to Alaska Public Media statewide news, Alaska News Nightly, and KTOO state capital news network. He also published the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, an annual summer fish report that provides contextual statistics, stories and industry perspectives for the largest salmon fishery in the world.

“Tyler has a broad and flexible skill set from audio and newscast production to in-field photo/video and reporting that will be a huge asset to the WOSU newsroom,” said Steve Brown, WOSU news managing editor.

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. 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 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
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
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Tyler Thompson, WOSU News Reporter
Tyler Thompson, WOSU News Reporter