Alison Holm

Reporter, News Anchor, International Fiduciary Compliance Officer

A native of Chicago, Alison grew up in Cincinnati and lived in several cities that did not begin with the letter "C" before she moved to Columbus. She received a BA from Earlham College and briefly attended Bir Zeit and Hebrew University. After a wide ranging career that included late night jazz host, housing discrimination field investigator, and occupational health video production, she settled on radio news as the best excuse to talk to people for a living. Some of her favorite interviews include Nikki Giovanni, Yo-yo Ma and N'tobo M'beke. Alison has an equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets made a few moves at the trade deadline Monday; picking up forwards William Karlsson and Rene Bourque from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski and a 3rd round draft pick.  

"Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration" runs through this weekend at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the OSU campus.

Officials have tweaked questions on a new quiz used by the state of Ohio to catch phony income-tax returns.

wcbe files

Despite a slow start to the winter, Columbus snow crews are working hard this month. 


Former Columbus Mayor Dana "Buck" Rinehart died this morning at the age of 68. 

The biggest chunk of the state budget is Medicaid.

The family is reunited again, but the mother of a 15-year old transgender teen whose disappearance over the weekend sparked a 3-day search says she is disappointed in the way the Columbus police handled the case.  

The Columbus school district's top administrator is defending a decision that drew howls of outrage on social media. 

Columbus City Schools

In an abrupt about-face the Columbus City Schools has withdrawn pending legislation to hire an administrator to overhaul the district's Human Resources and Communications departments.

Four Columbus high schools were placed on lockdown in fear of retaliatory violence following the death of 16-year old boy shot in southeast Columbus Tuesday evening. 

A former substitute teacher who showed a movie including graphic sex and violence to a Columbus high school class has been convicted of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.   

Former Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris is expected to plead no contest today to a misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty in the district's data rigging scandal. 


A local economist says the outlook for central Ohio in 2015 is unusually bright. 


The College Football Playoff says it will help pay for the parents and guardians of Ohio State and Oregon players to travel to Monday's national championship game in suburban Dallas. 


Columbus police have yet to release the identity of the knife-wielding local man shot and killed by two officers at Port Columbus Wednesday afternoon.


The Columbus Crew soccer club has signed Federico Higuain to a new designated player contract.  

Associated Press

Police say the body of a 14-month-old boy missing in central Ohio has been found.

Ohioans are spending more money for less effective health care than people in other states, according to a new study by a non-partisan health care policy organization. 

WCBE Files

Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed Columbus City Council President Andy Ginther's Mayoral bid.

Browns' Hawkins Protests Police Shootings, Union Demands Apology

Dec 15, 2014
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins says he joined the growing ranks of athletes  protesting police shootings because of a fear something could one day happen to his son.