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breaking news

Brittany Otto

Published: Tuesday, December 30, 2015 @ 12:36 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 30, 2015 @ 12:36 PM

Brittany Otto

I am so excited to be the News Director for WHIO radio.  I was born and raised right here in the Miami Valley.  I got my start with WHIO during a career mentorship class I took during my senior year at Tippecanoe High School.  I maintained my ties to the radio station while attending Ohio University and eventually made my way back to Dayton and WHIO, spending several years as a co-anchor on the Miami Valley’s Morning News.  I stepped away from radio for several years, marrying an amazing man and raising two beautiful babies.  Now that my children are both in school, I am happy to be back in the newsroom and back on the radio!

When I am not at work you will most likely find me spending time with my family.  My roots are here in the Miami Valley and I love sharing all that the area has to offer with my husband and our kids.  We love attending the local fairs, festivals, parks and museums.  We also really enjoy camping.  When we are home, we have our hands full caring for our three dogs and three goats.

Q & A

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Where were you born?

Troy, OH

Where did you grow up?

Tipp City, OH

What was your favorite TV show then?

Full House

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?

A waitress

How might someone have described you in high school?

Outgoing and funny

What was your first job?

Working at my father’s tool and die business.

What was your first job in radio?

As a reporter for WHIO radio.

What do you like about your job?

The thing I like most about my job is that it changes every day. 

What do you not like about your job?

Reporting on tragic stories is never an easy thing to do.

What might people be surprised to know about you?

I get embarrassed very easily. 

What is the hardest thing you ever did?

Say goodbye to my grandfather when he lost his battle with lung cancer.

What would be a perfect day for you?

I love to wake up on the water.  A perfect day for me would be spent swimming and fishing with my family at the lake. 

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

Go after your dreams, work hard and believe in yourself. 


Favorite book: The Power of One

Favorite CBS show: The Big Bang Theory

Favorite food: Chocolate!!!

Favorite hobby: Reading

Favorite Miami Valley place: Fulton Farms

Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice

Favorite music: Country

Favorite travel destination: Norris Lake, TN

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