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WOSU 89.7 NPR News Welcomes Marcus Charleston As “All Sides with Ann Fisher” Senior Producer

COLUMBUS, OHIO, JUNE 24, 2021 – WOSU Public Media has hired Marcus Charleston as the senior producer for All Sides with Ann Fisher. Marcus began his public radio career at WHYY in Philadelphia. He helped to launch the daily program Midday at WYPR in Baltimore. In Pittsburgh he produced the flagship public affairs program Essential Pittsburgh, and its replacement The Confluence. Most recently he was a senior producer for the daily public affairs program The Show at KJZZ in Phoenix.

“I have worked as a producer and reporter for public radio stations in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Phoenix,” Charleston said. “Now, I’m excited to bring my years of experience and strong storytelling, interviewing and writing skills to Columbus. I’ve enjoyed producing daily public affairs programs covering news, newsmakers and the arts for years. I very much respect what I hear on All Sides and look forward to working closely with Ann Fisher and the team moving forward.”

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a daily public affairs talk show designed to touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in Central Ohio. Listeners participate via telephone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter to add to the conversations. As always at WOSU, the coverage is fair and balanced with a civil tone.

“We are very excited to have someone of Marcus’ caliber and experience join our team,” said WOSU’s Ann Fisher. “With his firsthand knowledge contributing to such high-quality, daily 2-hour shows, we know he’s going to help take All Sides to the next level.”

Charleston’s work has been heard on NPR, the BBC, CBC and CBS Radio, and will be heard throughout Central Ohio when he joins the All Sides with Ann Fisher team on August 15.

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
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“All Sides with Ann Fisher” Senior Producer Marcus Charleston.
“All Sides with Ann Fisher” Senior Producer Marcus Charleston.