Scott Pohl

News Reporter

Hello! I'm Scott Pohl, a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews for Current State and an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

I've been working for WKAR since 1984. Previously, I've worked with the Michigan News Network, WFMK, WKHM in Jackson and WALM in Albion (along with Concord, my home town). I'm a 1979 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications.

My family keeps me busy with acting performances and dance recitals, and I enjoy travel and sports (I'm a decent tennis player and a less accomplished golfer).

I'm also an annual day sponsor on WKAR!

Thanks for listening!

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Jonathan Roth

Cheyna Roth used to cover the state capital for WKAR. Now a reporter for, she adds a new line to her resume today: author. Her book Cold Cases: Unidentified Serial Killers, Unsolved Kidnappings, and Mysterious Murders is out today. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Cheyna Roth about her early career as a lawyer and prosecutor before turning to journalism.

NOTE: This interview includes references to rape and murder that some might wish to avoid.

The Lansing city council heard more than two hours of public comment during a meeting Monday night over a proposal to cut the city’s police budget in half over five years.

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Barb Whitney / Lansing Art Gallery

A Lansing mural depicting George Floyd was defaced with white paint on Tuesday.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

With heat index readings approaching 100 degrees this week, the city of Lansing is opening cooling centers.

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Courtesy photo

Beaches at parks in Ingham County will be open to the public beginning July 4th.

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WKAR File Photo

The controversial director of the Michigan State University Museum has resigned.

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File photo / WKAR/MSU

Two prominent survivors in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal are supporting Michigan State University trustee Brian Mosallam’s (mo-SAHL-um's) bid for re-election.

The general manager of radio and television services at Lansing Community College says he’s been informed of the college’s decision to cease operations at the end of June.

The interim superintendent of schools in Grand Ledge says he thinks the importance of public schools has never been as pronounced as it is right now.

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Courtesy photo

A man who was reportedly walking down the middle of a busy Lansing-area street while firing a handgun into the air and pointing it at motorists was shot to death by a bystander Monday morning.