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WOSU 89.7 NPR News Welcomes Trecia Pannell As Digital News Editor

COLUMBUS, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 – WOSU Public Media has hired Trecia Pannell as the digital news editor for 89.7 NPR News. Pannell comes to WOSU from the Ohio Environmental Council where she has served as communications coordinator creating content for the council’s digital platforms and managing its social media channels. She previously served as a media production fellow with The Ohio Channel and the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.

A Columbus native, Pannell earned a B.A. in international studies from Spelman College and an M.F.A. in film and television production from Loyola Marymount University.

“I’m excited to join the WOSU team,” Pannell stated. “I am looking forward to being part of the work that enriches the lives of people across Ohio through content that engages, informs and inspires.”

“Trecia brings a wide variety of talents to WOSU and a new creative vision to broaden our digital content’s relevance for an expanded audience, said Mike Thompson, news content director at WOSU Public Media.

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 a record 4.8 million users to its website in 2020. These users recorded nine million page views and digital news content is 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)
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