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Andy Sedlak

Breaking News Team/Reporter

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

 

Favorites

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

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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Teen driver 'takes responsibility' for crash that killed 3 girls

The teenage driver charged in the crash that killed three Bellbrook High School students in 2012 changed his plea in juvenile court Wednesday to “take responsibility for what he had done,” his attorney said. Jesse “Tate” Whitaker entered an admission in Greene County Juvenile Court to the eight charges against ...

Cody Cousins, 23, will continue be held without bond in the Tippecanoe County Jail until his trial, which is tentatively set for April 22.

Purdue suspect pleads ‘not guilty’

As law enforcement and others continue to establish a motive into Tuesday’s deadly encounter inside a Purdue University classroom, new details showed the alleged killer targeted his victim and was prepared to surrender to police after committing his actions.Cody Cousins, a 2008 Springboro High School graduate, sat calmly in court ...

Cody Cousins, 23, will continue be held without bond in the Tippecanoe County Jail until his trial, which is tentatively set for April 22.

Judge enters ‘not guilty’ plea for Springboro grad; victim shot, stabbed

A former Springboro man, accused of killing a classmate at Purdue University on Tuesday, stood calmly in court today as Superior Court Magistrate Sean M. Persin entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf. The suspect, Cody Cousins, 23, a 2008 graduate of Springboro High School, will continue to ...

Shuttle location

Shuttle offers free rides to area stores during holiday

Shoppers can take advantage of the free “Holiday Shopper Shuttle” to take them to most of Springfield’s largest retail stores throughout the holiday season. “It’s the epitome of the Christmas spirit,” said shuttle driver George Ross. For roughly 20 years, the Springfield City Area Transit shuttle — specifically targeting shoppers ...

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in the Miami Valley is the lowest it's been in 11 months. TY GREENLEES/STAFF

Gas prices drop to lowest price since January

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in the Miami Valley is the lowest it's been since January, and experts say - barring any geopolitical or extreme weather event - prices could continue to fall in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.According to DaytonGasPrices.com, the average price in ...

Ad in Wright State student newspaper causes stir

A classified ad in the Wright State University student newspaper recruiting students to sell a "rebel tabloid" published by an Aryan separatist that represents "straight whites" is causing controversy on campus. Student journalists with The Guardian newspaper are defending their decision to publish the ad purchased by the Silverhill, Ala.-based ...

Centerville students charged with sex crime, terroristic threat

Centerville police are investigating three separate incidents involving high school students, including one in which a teenager threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot his classmates. Two of the reports are misdemeanor offenses, according to police. Although all three reports were filed with authorities on Tuesday, they were ...

 
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