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Allie Vugrincic

Allie Vugrincic

Multi Media Reporter

Allie Vugrincic has been a radio reporter at WOSU 89.7 NPR News since March 2023.

She came to Columbus from her hometown of Warren, Ohio, where she was a reporter and photographer for The Tribune Chronicle and Vindicator newspapers. She formally began her newspaper career on Nov. 26, 2018, the day that General Motors announced it was idling its nearby auto production plant in Lordstown. Allie came in to sign paperwork, but stayed to write a story about electric vehicles after a co-worker showed her how to sign onto her computer and use the office phone.

During her four years at the newspaper, Allie covered everything from local government to crime, storm damage, festivals, homelessness counts, maple syrup season (twice) and one ill-fated tree-trimming truck that flipped onto a house. Her favorite photography assignment was joining U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg when he came to view the wreckage of the East Palestine train derailment in February 2023.

At WOSU, Allie primarily focuses on long-form local radio stories and has particular enthusiasm for education, the environment, the housing crisis and issues that impact the arts. She also enjoys her time on the air as a fill-in All Things Considered and (sometimes reluctant) fill-in Morning Edition host.

Allie graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor’s degree in cinema.

She also holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from University College Cork in Ireland. There, her favorite pastime was “castlehunting,” or searching for ruins of castles and monasteries and visiting ancient sites, usually on her trusty bicycle. Several of Allie’s poems have been published in Irish literary journals, but she would prefer you didn't read them.

Passionate about all forms of storytelling, Allie has dabbled in community theatre, and she still helps out on friends’ film sets when she finds the time.

Allie holds second-place feature writing and third-place explanatory writing awards from the Ohio AP Media Editors Awards. She looks forward to someday winning a first-place award to complete the set.