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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Statewide News
2:59 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Report Finds Ohio's Population Is Aging

The Ohio population is getting old. That's according to a study from Miami University. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, at least a third of the population will be at least 60 years old by the year 2050.

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Arts
1:13 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Local Film "Sparkle" Wins National Award

A documentary by local filmmakers won an award from the largest documentary film festival in the country.  Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar directed Sparkle, and as WYSO's Emily McCord reports, it was an audience favorite.

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Military
10:40 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Air Force Ready To Begin Restructuring Plan

Officials with the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base say they are ready to transition from 12 centers to 5 centers. The consolidation changes were announced in November of 2011 in response to the Defense Department's request to save money and to make operations more efficient.

The restructuring plan is expected to save the Air Force 109 million dollars a year.

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Politics
8:26 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Romney Campaigns In Troy, Group Gathers In Protest

  Republican Mitt Romney was in Troy Sunday as part of his “Every Town Counts” bus tour. He was joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner, who represents the district that includes Troy. Also there was Senator Rob Portman, who has been discussed as possible Vice Presidential pick.  Romney gave an abbreviated campaign speech from the bed of a pickup truck. He also visited K’s Hamburger shop with his grandchildren. Marcia Ryan owns the shop and says that Romney’s policies would help small businesses like hers.

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Politics
5:06 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Obama, Romney Campaign In Ohio

Ohio truly was a battleground this week, as both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney visited the state to sell their message to voters. For this weeks PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Jessica Wehrman who reports from Washington for the Columbus Dispatch about what both men hope to convey during their time in Ohio and what the political landscape current is in the state.

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