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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election coverage
9:04 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Clinton, Springsteen, Strickland campaign for Obama in Ohio

Former President Bill Clinton brought some star power to eastern Ohio Thursday trying to stir blue collar support for President Barack Obama's campaign in the swing state. 

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News
7:16 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Columbus schools reaction to auditor's report

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris responds to auditor's preliminary report on data scrubbing
Alison Holm, WCBE

The state's auditor says five Ohio school districts have used questionable attendance policies and practices, putting them at a higher risk for scrubbing attendance data to improve their school report cards.

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Election Coverage
9:26 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Obama and Romney circle Ohio

The presidential candidates are circling each other in Ohio today, vying for votes in the key swing state. 

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Election Coverage
9:16 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

New conservative groups launch ads

As polls indicate President Obama's is gaining the edge in key swing states, new Republican-leaning groups are entering the presidential advertising fray. 

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News
9:02 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Armed man detained at Obama rally

An eastern Kentucky man has been detained by federal officials who say he carried multiple firearms and ran through a roadblock during President Barack Obama's visit to the Cincinnati region earlier this month. 

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Election Coverage
6:55 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Romney and Ryan swing through Ohio

Kicking off an Ohio bus tour, Republican Mitt Romney says president Barack Obama is offering a "foreign" vision of government.

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Election Coverage
6:45 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Mandel promises to limit term

Republican Josh Mandel says he would limit himself to two terms in office if elected as a U.S. Senator.

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News
7:23 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Coleman: Schools A Top Priority, But No Takeover

In the wake of the Columbus City Schools superintendent's retirement announcement, Mayor Mike Coleman held a press conference to talk about future city involvement in the public schools.

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News
10:38 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

UPDATE: CCS Superintendent To Retire

The leader of the largest school district in Ohio has announced she will retire, amid a state investigation into alleged attendance rigging.

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News
7:36 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Ohio weatherization programs capitalize on stimulus funds


In the 3 years since federal stimulus funding went to Ohio to expand the weatherization assistance program,  more than 40,000 low-income homes have been protected -- 15% more than originally projected. 

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News
7:17 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Ohio organic farmers challenge new study

Ohio's organic farmers are criticizing a Stanford University study that found little evidence of additional health benefits from organic foods. 

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News
8:16 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Obama announces trade sanction, slams GOP tax proposals

President Barack Obama used a rally in Cincinnati today to highlight U.S. trade action against China. 

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News
7:39 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Upcoming NHL season uncertain

The Columbus Blue Jackets are still planning to open the pre-season a week from Monday, but it's not at all clear the NHL and the players union will be able to iron out differences on a new contract. 

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News
7:20 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Inmate facing execution talks about guilt

An Ohio death row inmate facing a lethal injection next week for murdering two people in 1989, has given a rare interview.  In it, Donald Palmer talks about guilt, God, and capitol punishment.  Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports. 

News
7:22 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Accused video voyeur possible suicide

Police say a central Ohio man has committed suicide after authorities discovered of hundreds of videos of naked woman they say the man filmed from outside their windows. 

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News
10:54 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Board Considers Recommendation for Language Immersion Schools

Parents of children in Columbus' two language immersion programs will have to wait a while longer to find out where their news schools will be.

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News
7:48 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Ohio reports first West Nile-related fatality

State officials have reported Ohio's first human death from West Nile virus. 

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News
7:52 am
Wed August 22, 2012

District Hires Firm To Help With Investigation

Columbus City Schools - one of three districts facing probes into enrollment and attendance practices - has hired a law firm to assist with information requests.

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News
6:41 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

School Resource Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges

A former Columbus cop and school resource officer has pleaded not guilty to ederal charges of trying to have sex with a high school student. 

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News
8:38 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

20 New Ohio Countires Declared Drought Disasters

The USDA has approved disaster designations for an additional 144 counties affected by the summer drought, including 20 in Ohio.

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