Scott Pohl

News Reporter and Host

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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Dennis Louney photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Last week, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners appointed Dennis Louney to represent the county’s tenth district on Lansing’s east side. The vacancy had been created by the resignation of Brian McGrain, who now runs the economic development and planning department in the city of Lansing.


Meridian Police Chief David Hall, township Manager Frank Walsh, and Brianne Randall-Gay photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

One of the survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse has accepted the apology of Meridian Township officials over the handling of her 2004 complaint against the former sports medicine physician. Brianne Randall-Gay pursued a criminal complaint against Nassar with Meridian Township police in 2004, but the department decided not to pursue charges after Nassar convinced them that he had conducted a legitimate medical procedure.


Jim Slater photo
Courtesy photo

Twenty years ago, the National Hockey League took a multi-week break so that professionals could play in the Olympic Games for the first time ever. This year, though, the league decided to stop giving pros a break so they could play. That decision created opportunities for players who might otherwise never make an Olympic roster.


MSU Rowing team photo
MSU Athletic Communications

Members of the MSU Rowing Team are scheduled to meet today with several MSU Trustees to discuss the university’s response to the Larry Nassar case.

MSU Trustees photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

In the wake of MSU president Lou Anna Simon’s resignation this week, the Board of Trustees has named Bill Beekman, Vice President and Secretary to the Board, to serve for a short time as acting president.


Larry Nassar photo
WKAR photo

Michigan State University Trustees will work on a plan Friday to select an interim president following Lou Anna Simon’s resignation.

Cadillac CT6 photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Cars with self-driving technology are no longer on the way. They’re here, and you can see some of them through Sunday at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center.


Camaro ZL1
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s Scott Pohl is checking out the Lansing-built vehicles on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit through  Sunday.

Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Howell mayor Nick Proctor joined "Mondays with the Mayor" on January 22. He talked with WKAR's Scott Pohl about the city's high occupancy in its downtown, new restaurants and a growing financial challenge. 


Buick Enclave Avenir photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is open to the public through Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of people will converge on the Cobo Center to see the new models of cars, trucks and SUV’s coming from automakers all over the world. WKAR’s Scott Pohl visited this year’s show during press preview days to check out the Lansing-built General Motors vehicles on display. We’ll have several auto show interviews this week.


MSU Administration Building
Courtesy / MSU University Relations

Brian Breslin, the chairman of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, has announced that he will not run for another term on the board this year.

Peter Spadafore photo
WKAR File Photo

Eight applicants met the deadline to apply for vacancies on the Lansing Board of Education. There are two spots to be filled, due to the death of Shirley Rodgers and the resignation of new Lansing city council member Peter Spadafore.

Jordyn Wieber photo
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

For the first time, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt has recounted being sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former doctor being sentenced in an Ingham County courtroom this week.

Lorenzo Santavicca photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The Associated Students of Michigan State University, MSU’s student government organization, voted unanimously Thursday night to call for the resignation of President Lou Anna Simon, or for the Board of Trustees to remove her.

Buick Enclave photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The North American International Auto Show opens at Cobo Center in Detroit on Saturday. Hundreds of Thousands of people will be checking out all the cars, trucks and SUV's on display by the world's leading automakers.

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