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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Thomas J. Harris Jr. photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Army veteran Thomas J. Harris Junior is running for one of two at-large seats up for grabs in Lansing this year. He’s a Sexton High School graduate who moved back to Lansing late last year after serving his country around the world.


Mitch Lyons and Joel Ferguson photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The MSU Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition this morning, in a meeting that also saw an unusual flurry of interpersonal criticism between members.


Hannah Administration Building
WKAR File Photo

The MSU Board of Trustees will meet this morning to adopt budget guidelines for the 2017-18 year, including tuition rates.

East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

Voters in East Lansing will consider adding an income tax in November. 

Police: School Superintendent Killed His Son Then Himself

Jun 20, 2017
Pewamo-Wesphalia Schools Facebook page

UPDATED AT 5:20 P.M. - Police say a school principal killed his disabled son and fatally shot himself in western Michigan.


East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

There will be discussion of implementing an income tax in the city of East Lansing at a 6 p.m. meeting tonight.


East Lansing parking lot No. 1 photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The East Lansing city council will consider a large, new development project on Tuesday. It’s known as the Center City District proposal.


Kathi Ann Raffone photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

With Jessica Yorko’s decision against running for re-election in Lansing’s fourth ward, seven candidates are pursuing the open seat. WKAR’s conversations with council candidates continue with Kathi Ann Raffone, who’s making her first bid for public office.


Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

After calling President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement climate goals "reckless," Lansing mayor Virg Bernero joined more than 300 mayors across America in an effort to hold up the Agreement's goals. 


WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
illustration / WKAR-MSU

This week in our Marijuana in Michigan series, we’ve heard from veterans and others who say that medical marijuana has changed their lives. However, traditional medicine in not yet ready to embrace marijuana, as WKAR’s Scott Pohl found out when he talked with a local health official.


Mark Schauer photo
File Photo

U.S. House Republican Tim Walberg’s office reports that he doesn’t play on the congressional baseball team and wasn’t at the practice when the shootings occurred this morning. His predecessor did play in the game for two years.


Police Chief Mike Yankowski photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Marijuana-related arrests in Lansing are way down in recent years, and not just because of the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Isaac Constans / WKAR

With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees in Lansing, beating the heat was a goal for many people today.


Tom Lambert photo
WKAR-MSU

CORRECTION: The proposed legislation would repeal currently required safety training.

A leading gun rights advocate says he opposes proposed legislation that would require safety training for people who want a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Michigan.


Moped photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

MSU has made some changes to campus parking regulations for moped riders.


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