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Jeremy Ratliff

I just joined the WHIO team recently. Born and raised in the Midwest, I graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota (where I met my wife), before moving on to my first radio job as a news anchor/producer at News Radio 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   Growing up as a kid, listening to the Brewers, Bucks and Packers on WTMJ, it was extremely cool getting hired at the station, and an honor to start my radio career there. 

After two years at WTMJ, I was hired as a news anchor at News Talk WOKV in Jacksonville, Florida.  Eventually I became a co-anchor on Jacksonville’s Morning News, and then later assistant news director.  I have covered major political conventions, tropical storms and much more while working for WOKV.  I have also done reporting for Sirius XM NFL and the Jaguars radio network.   

After more than six years in Jacksonville, I am now working here in Dayton, and excited about what the future holds for me in this city!  I am excited to get to see the leaves change again, after living in Florida for some time (sorry, palm trees).  I am also excited for my kids to get the chance to play in the snow.    

Q & A

Where were you born?
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Where did you grow up?
Southeast Wisconsin 

What was your favorite TV show then? Full House 

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? a professional basketball player 

How might someone have described you in high school? loud 

What was your first job? packaging at Eder Flag 

What was your first job in radio? anchor/producer  

What do you like about your job? getting to work with people who cover the news 

What do you not like about your job? waking up early 

What might people be surprised to know about you? I’m a movie snob

What is the hardest thing you ever did? I loaded trucks for a summer during college

What would be a perfect day for you? spending all day visiting a city where I have never been

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

If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it? me working from one of the political conventions I covered  


Favorite book:
To Kill A Mocking Bird
Favorite radio program: Miami Valley’s Morning News
Favorite dream car: anything that lasts a long time and has great gas mileage 
Favorite food: crab
Favorite hobby: watching the Green Bay Packers play
Favorite Miami Valley place: a lot I like so far, but no specific favorite place yet
Favorite movie: Amelie
Favorite music: indie rock
Favorite travel destination: Savannah, Georgia

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