Scott Pohl

News Reporter and Host

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews for Current State. He's also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

Scott has been working for WKAR since 1984. Previously, he was employed by the Michigan News Network, WFMK, WKHM in Jackson and WALM in Albion.

Ways to Connect

Jeanne Van Wieren of Williamston is a poet and artist who has published a holiday-themed book inspired by life in Michigan. We talk with her about “Solstice Dance."


John Dale Smith and Janine Novenske Smith photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guests today are the husband and wife team of John Dale Smith on the piano, and singer Janine Novenske Smith. They bring the music of the holidays to Current State today.

Audio Pending...

Craig Mitchell Smith photo
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing recently honored the work of glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Smith’s work has been shown all over the world. He talks with Current State about his career.


Scott Pohl and Karl Gude photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Karl Gude is Graphics Editor in Residence in the MSU School of Journalism. You might know him from a humorous instructional YouTube video on how to draw a butt. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Karl Gude about  his latest project, a coloring book for grownups called “Nude.”


Sarah Kovan photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

MSU has one of this year’s 32 Rhodes Scholars. Sarah Kovan has won several academic awards as captain of the Spartan women’s soccer team. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Kovan about her plans for spending two years at Oxford.


Pages