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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Court Room
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Okemos priest Jonathan Wehrle appeared in Ingham County 55th District court Friday for a hearing to determine if he will face an embezzlement charge.

Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Capitol region communities of Charlotte and Potterville experienced a power outages following overnight storms, and businesses are working to adapt.  


Evelyn Pech-Vasquez photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

A member of Lansing’s Southside Community Center Board is running for Lansing city council at-large. Evelyn Pech-Vasquez says she’s been active in the community for 13 years and has worked as a guest teacher in Lansing schools.


Eugene Wanger photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Michigan is the only state that includes a prohibition on the death penalty in its constitution. Eugene Wanger was a young Republican delegate to the constitutional convention in the early 1960’s, and he drafted the capital punishment clause approved by state voters in 1963.


Joel Murr photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday is National HIV Testing Day, and the Ingham County Health Department is offering free, confidential tests.


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.


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