Emily McCord

News Director and Host, Morning Edition

Emily’s love of music brought her to public radio, where she found her love for news. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she began her career in 2003 at WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana, producing and hosting music and news programs and learning the behind-the-scenes work of public broadcasting. She joined WYSO in 2007 as the host of “All Things Considered” and jumped head first into news gathering. Emily’s been relishing it ever since-her reporting has earned her numerous AP Awards and a nationally recognized Gabriel Award. WYSO has been a fulfilling and exciting place for Emily, where she is privileged to work with a creative and supportive staff.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:53 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Dayton Ranks In Top 5 Of Empty Cities List

The city of Dayton has received another dubious distinction. CNBC has compiled a list of the 10 emptiest cities in the country, and as Emily McCord reports, Dayton has earned the number two spot.

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Politics
9:39 am
Tue July 17, 2012

President Obama Promises More Jobs At Cincinnati Rally

President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney's proposal to free companies from taxes on their foreign holdings would result in job creation overseas, not in the United States. Obama was speaking yesterday at Music Hall in Cincinnati.

He cited a new tax analysis that concludes that such a tax policy would encourage U.S. firms to shift more of their activity to other countries and could displace American workers.

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Health
3:45 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

E. Coli Sickens Many After Picnic In Germantown

Nearly 40 people have been sickened and with E.Coli in the Miami Valley following a picnic for an area business. Emily McCord reports that as of Tuesday afternoon, 9 have been hospitalized.    

The illnesses were reported in Germantown following a customer appreciation picnic on July 3rd. There were 200 to 300 hundred people at the event and health officials with Montgomery County say that more people may become ill from the contaminated food. Spokesman Bill Wharton says this outbreak like this one is a large but not necessarily uncommon.

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Arts & Culture
7:37 am
Tue July 10, 2012

New Arts Alliance Launches In Dayton

It's been a tough couple of years on arts communities across the nation and in Dayton, a new collaboration is taking place. As Emily McCord reports for WYSO, The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the first merged philharmonic orchestra, ballet, and opera organization in the country.

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Politics
5:46 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

PoliticsOhio: President Could Win Election Without Popular Vote

With President Obama and Mitt Romney making campaign stop in Ohio over the last month, it's clear that the state is once again crucial to the election. But this year more than ever, the political stakes may be higher. On this week's installment of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ken Bode. He's been a national political correspondent for NBC and PBS, and a columnist with the Indianapolis Star. Bode tells McCord that if the President wins Ohio and other swing states, it's very likely he'll win a second term without the popular vote.

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