The Press Cohort (Ohio)
Jo Ingles covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and most recently, the COVID pandemic. Jo has looked at the data, asked tough questions of state leaders and has explained the various facets of the pandemic for listeners and viewers.
After working for more than a decade at WOSU-AM, Jo was hired by the Bureau in 1999. Her work has been featured on national networks such as National Public Radio, Marketplace, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium and the BBC. She is often a guest on radio talk shows heard on Ohio’s public radio stations. In addition, she’s a regular guest on WOSU-TV’s “Columbus on the Record” and WBNS-TV’s “Face the State.” Jo also writes for respected publications such as Columbus Monthly and Reuters News Service.
She has won many awards for her work across all of those platforms. She is currently the president of the Ohio Radio and TV Correspondents Association, a past board member for the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association and a past president for the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters. Jo also works as an instructor at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Here are some of Jo’s articles covering COVID-19:
|Why New COVID Death Total Is So High | The Statehouse News BureauThe state’s coronavirus website shows 752 deaths since Tuesday, the last time the numbers updated. But Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud says 428 of those are Ohioans who died out of state.www.statenews.org|
|Ohio Is Changing The Way It Handles COVID-19 Death Data | The Statehouse News BureauDr. Bruce Vanderhoff, the chief medical officer for ODH, used a diagram to explain the current reconciliation process, which involved the agency’s employees taking steps to speed up the reporting of the death numbers.www.statenews.org|
|DeWine Gives Hint Of When Mask Mandate, Other Health Orders Will Be Lifted | The Statehouse News BureauA year after the Arnold Sports Festival became the first major event canceled because of coronavirus, DeWine says Ohioans have made great progress by wearing masks, social distancing, and getting vaccines.www.statenews.org|
|The Whys And Hows Behind The Metrics For Lifting Health Orders | The Statehouse News BureauGov. Mike DeWine says he’ll lift the mask mandates and other health orders when Ohio’s coronavirus cases drop to 50 cases per 100,000 Ohioans over a twowww.statenews.org|
|More Ohioans Are Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccines | The Statehouse News BureauStarting Thursday, more Ohioans will be eligible for COVID vaccines. That’s because nearly a half a million more doses will be available this week.www.statenews.org|
|Federal Mass Vaccination Site Coming To Cleveland | The Statehouse News BureauGov. Mike DeWine says he’s excited about the new clinics because they will allow more people to be vaccinated quickly. “Mass vaccination clinics have always been part of our plan, but adequate supply is necessary for larger sites, so it was crucial that we first established local provider sites in all 88 counties to ensure that every citizen in every community has a provider nearby,” said …www.statenews.org|
A few words from those who nominated Jo Ingles:
“Jo has continued thru her Twitter feed and on radio/television to post data and relevant news about the pandemic. I am most familiar with her Twitter postings geared toward understanding the raw data. “