The Press Club of Cleveland Presents: Meet the Media

3/2/2021 12:00:00 PM


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March 2: Meet the Media

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
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Adam Miller – WKYC, 3News
Michael McIntyre – Ideastream
Kevin Kleps – Crain’s Cleveland Business
Sharon Broussard – Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative
Sia Nyorker – WOIO, 19 News
Moderated by Sam Allard, Cleveland Scene

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Cleveland Scene Magazine. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. He was born and raised on Cleveland's near west side.  
Adam Miller is currently the Director of Content at WKYC Studios, where he manages the strategy and vision for all broadcast and digital news operations. Adam was previously a Senior Producer at NBC's TODAY Show, where he was responsible for programming, launching and developing series and content for the fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb. During his time at TODAY, the show won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program. Adam has traveled from Beijing to London, covering everything from the 2008 Summer Olympic Games to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. As a producer at the show, Adam has reported on some of the biggest news events in recent history, including the Boston Marathon bombings, the miracle at the Chilean mine, the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Sandy. Adam earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University.
Mike McIntyre is the executive editor of ideastream, which operates NPR member station WCPN-FM, WCLV-FM classical, WVIZ PBS television and He also hosts the weekly Friday Reporters Roundtable on WCPN and WVIZ. Mike served as the host of the daily public affairs talk show on WCPN, the “Sound of Ideas,” for ten years while also writing metro columns and feature stories for The Plain Dealer, where he started in 1990. Mike left the newspaper in April 2020 and assumed his new role at ideastream June 1. Mike is a graduate of St. Edward High School and Bowling Green State University. He was inducted into the Press Club’s Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016 along with his wife, Elizabeth, executive editor of Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Sharon Broussard is project manager of the brand new Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative, also known as NEO SOJO.  Our organization has 20 plus newsrooms in Northeast Ohio that are working together to produce stories that highlight solutions to the devastating impact of COVID-19 in marginalized communities.  NEO SOJO is  sponsored by Solutions Journalism Network, an organization whose mission is encouraging local news rooms to work together to amplify their voices. Ms. Broussard is a former editorial writer for The Plain Dealer and  She likes long walks, short knitting projects and books that you don't want to end. 
Kevin Kleps is assistant editor and sports business reporter, Crain’s Cleveland Business Kleps joined Crain’s Cleveland as assistant editor in January 2013. His sports business coverage has won numerous awards, including a Sports Biz blog that consistently has been named the best in the state. Prior to Crain’s, he spent almost two decades at daily newspapers. He’s a former assistant sports editor at The News-Herald in Willoughby, Ohio.
Sia Nyorkor is an Emmy & award-winning Anchor & Reporter at WOIO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. A skilled multimedia journalist, Nyorkor prides herself on shooting, reporting, writing and editing the majority of her reports for multiple platforms. Nyorkor’s work has earned a New York Emmy, CINE Golden Eagle, Humane Society Genesis Award & several Mid-Atlantic, Suncoast & Lower Great Lakes Emmy nominations, respectively. Nyorkor and her reports have been featured on national shows such as TV One's Fatal Attraction, Oxygen's Snapped and the Investigation Discovery channel. Nyorkor holds a Bachelor of Arts Journalism from Indiana University's Ernie Pyle School of Journalism and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York. Her master's thesis was an award-winning documentary film about a Harlem muralist that broadcast on public television stations across the nation. Active with the National Association of Black Journalists, Nyorkor serves at the local and national level as a Regional Director and is a mentor to young, aspiring journalists. She is also a member of the public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Nyorkor is thrilled to live in Northeast Ohio where she can visit her family. Nyorkor says the most common question she receives is about her name, which hails from Liberia, West Africa. Sia means first daughter of the father and Nyorkor means fierce warrior in Kissi, her father's tribe. Nyorkor has worked for PBS, NPR & CBS affiliates in NJ, NY, FL, KS, OH & MTV News in NYC.
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