StateImpact Ohio is a collaboration among WCPN, WKSU and WOSU. Reporters Amy Hansen and Michelle Kanu travel the state to report on the state of education in Ohio, where it’s heading, and how it affects you. Read their reports on this site and listen to them on public radio stations across Ohio.
Amy Hansen is an education reporter/producer for StateImpact Ohio. Amy previously was an enterprise reporter for The Beaver County Times in Western Pennsylvania, where she covered in-depth community issues such as hunger and homelessness. Amy has also worked for WGBH’s FRONTLINE and The Boston Herald. The Pittsburgh native holds an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College, where she was the 2013 Journalism Graduate Student of the Year, along with a B.A. in Mass Media Communications from The University of Akron.
Reporter and Producer
Michelle Kanu is a reporter and producer for WCPN 90.3, Cleveland Public Radio. She's spent the last three years covering education, natural gas drilling, and anchoring the evening newscast. Michelle's first journalism job involved writing a weekly column for the Daily Californian at the University of California, Berkeley. After college, she spent a few years working with youth in tutoring and college access programs before moving to Cleveland in 2009.
Issues That Matter. Close To Home.
StateImpact is a project of NPR member stations dedicated to examining how state policy and issues affect people and communities. With reporting teams in six states, the project seeks to inform and engage communities through explanatory, data-driven, accountability journalism. Our reporters work to put the news in context, providing insight, background and analysis around focused policy topics.