Nick SwartsellGeneral Assignment Reporter
Expertise: Housing, social issues, the justice system, transportation
Education: Miami University, University of Texas
Favorite Tri-State Neighborhood: Every spot has so many great stories to tell. Especially the ones with good food.
- A decade of experience reporting in-depth stories from Greater Cincinnati's many diverse communities
- Winner, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award for public service journalism
- Host of the short-run podcast Crosley at the Crossroads
- Once joined colleagues at a previous job in trying dog treats for a story (verdict: just OK)
- Still can't dunk a basketball on a regulation rim but poor guy will never stop trying
Nick has reported from a nuclear waste facility in the deserts of New Mexico, the White House press pool, a canoe on the Mill Creek, and even his desk one time. Before his time at WVXU, he had bylines in The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, Vice News, the Texas Tribune, Cincinnati's CityBeat and other publications. He's always looking for an excuse to bring his camera along.
You can find him at @nswartsell on Twitter.
Nick is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio and the University of Texas.
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