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Andy Sedlak

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I’m thrilled to be part of News Center 7 and have made the Miami Valley my second home.

I’m originally from a small town just south of Columbus – Circleville, OH. We’ve got the Pumpkin Show every October, which is home to the World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie.

I graduated from Wright State University. I fell in love with radio while at WSU, broadcasting two weekly radio shows in addition to basketball and baseball games. I hosted several noteworthy musicians on that show – the crown jewel may have been the late Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (I told him I was 20 and he said he had socks older than me).

A good friend and I co-hosted a weekly video blog affiliated with the campus newspaper called “Really, Wright State?” I’m sure it’s still out there on YouTube. My first job after graduation was as an education reporter for the Middletown Journal.

I eventually became the paper’s city reporter and was humbled to be recognized with a pair of AP awards for news writing in 2011. I began in Dayton as a breaking news reporter in January 2012. 



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Q & A

Where were you born?

Columbus, Ohio

Where did you grow up?

Circleville, Ohio

What was your favorite TV show then?

The Simpsons

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?

Print Journalist

How might someone have described you in high school?

Passionate, and kind of a jokester

What was your first job?

Education reporter at the Middletown Journal

What was your first job in television?

You’re looking at it – breaking news reporter at News Center 7

What do you like about your job?

There’s no such thing as a comfort zone. It’s a constant challenge.

What do you not like about your job?

The time crunch, easy

What might people be surprised to know about you?

I’m a music lover with more than 8,000 songs on my iPod. Everything from Woody Guthrie to Lil Wayne.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?

Never underestimate the power of a handshake



Favorite book: Anything by Terry Pluto (I’m a Cleveland sports nut)

Favorite CBS show: 60 Minutes

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite hobby: Playing guitar

Favorite Miami Valley place: The Canal Street Tavern…there’s no better local spot for live music

Favorite movie: Back to the Future

Favorite music: Bruce Springsteen

Favorite travel destination: Hilton Head, SC

Latest from Andy Sedlak

University of Dayton students drop tickets in a box Monday in the Kennedy Union for a chance to win one of 150 tickets to Wednesday night’s First Four matchup between the UD Flyers and Boise State. Free tickets to tonight’s (Tuesday’s) games were also handed out. LISA POWELL / STAFF

First Four brings benefits to local businesses

Local experts said Monday the NCAA’s First Four and the “benefit of outside dollars” will extend past the walls of UD Arena and into hotels, gas stations, restaurants and specialty shops throughout the Miami Valley this week.Take Balloons Galore and Gifts, based out of Springboro, for example. The small business ...

Deputy cleared in Speedway shooting

Update@3:40 p.m.: A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy who shot a gunman during a standoff at a Speedway gas station in December has been cleared by a grand jury, officials said Thursday. A Montgomery County grand jury returned a “no true bill” against Deputy Joshua Haas, meaning they found no probable ...

Kettering police: Report crimes to 911, not the city’s Facebook page

The Kettering Police Department’s Facebook page has become so popular that people are beginning to report crimes on it — something that officers are strongly encouraging the public not to do. “Our page is not monitored 24 hours a day,” Kettering public information officer Ron Roberts said.”If you need a ...

Party with 250 ‘college students’ turns violent, police call for help

A hotel party described as “an icebreaker” for area college students escalated into a brawl early Saturday where police say several people were “knocked out” and calls went out for an officer in trouble. The brawl was sparked by two men fighting over a woman, according to Errol Carr, the ...

Drone disrupts CareFlight landing

A CareFlight helicopter taking a patient to Miami Valley Hospital was forced to circle for nine minutes Monday because a drone entered the airspace near the hospital.Unmanned aerial system experts say incidents such as this highlight the need for the Federal Aviation Administration to set new rules for people flying ...

1 officer part of city’s first fatal police-involved shooting

One of the Beavercreek police officers involved in the death a 22-year-old man inside a local Walmart Tuesday night was also involved in the city’s first fatal police-involved shooting in 2010. Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers said during a press conference Wednesday that Sgt. Dave Darkow and Officer Sean Williams ...

Kettering trash service changes coming

The basic level of trash service is expected to change in Kettering, potentially saving customers money but sacrificing some convenience.The city’s contract with Waste Management expires next June, but officials could start reviewing bids for service to start in July of 2015 as early as next month. The vendor may ...

Anti-abortion group protests outside Kettering clinic

An estimated 200 people took part in an anti-abortion rally on Thursday as part of an around-the-clock demonstration that included protesters in Kettering and downtown Dayton.The national organization, A Heart For the Next Generation, will be centered in front of the Women's Med clinic on Stroop Road in Kettering until ...

Kettering to buy 2 pieces of land

Kettering council members voted Tuesday night to purchase roughly two acres of land on Woodman Drive to build a new fire station, then approved spending roughly $340,000 to buy property where yet another potential firehouse could be one day.Charlie’s Marathon Service, 1300 W. Dorothy Lane, currently operates from the property ...

Vandals smear dog feces at local pool

Workers at a nonprofit, volunteer-driven swimming pool in Kettering have been forced to buy surveillance cameras after an act of vandalism earlier this week.Volunteers recently came to work at Club Marinole, located at 802 Judith Drive, and found that someone smeared dog feces across a counter by the entrance of ...


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