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.


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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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.

3:00 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Penn National Moves Forward With Plans to Open Dayton "Racino"

Last week, a judge threw out a lawsuit challenging slots like machines in Ohio and we spoke to the group, Ohio Roundtable, who says its considering an appeal on the grounds that it violates the constitution. Today, Emily McCord speaks with Bob Tennenbaum, a spokesman for Penn National, the company who will develop the proposed racino in Dayton.

Around the Miami Valley
2:36 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

United Way Cuts Red Cross Funding

The United Way of Greater Dayton will cut funding to the Dayton area Red Cross by 76 percent for next fiscal year. And as WYSO's Emily McCord reports, the Red Cross is appealing that decision.

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Business & Technology
12:25 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Dayton Area Sees Job Growth From Last Year

The Dayton area added 48 hundred jobs during the past year. That’s from a report released this week by a national business journal called On Numbers. As WYSO’s Emily McCord explains, it’s the second year in a row of job growth.

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