Jason Saul

News Director

Jason Saul is a public radio journalist and producer who has moved to the Miami Valley to help build a new culture of nonprofit journalism here in Southwest Ohio.

Jason's an experienced reporter and manager, and is hard at work building a new team of reporters and producers dedicated to bringing you the thoughtful, independent, thoroughly researched and vetted news you expect from WYSO and NPR. Listen for more of our team's stories every morning and afternoon, and find us online pretty much everywhere!

Jason grw up on Long Island, and spent some time in Boston, New Orleans and Seattle before settling here in Yellow Springs with his wife Dionne. He's passionate about way too many things, and has worked on a number of local and national public radio programs during his careeer, including some that air on WYSO, like American Routes and BirdNote.

Ways to Connect

A Bald Eagle feeding its chick.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

In 1979 there were just four pairs of Bald Eagles left nesting anywhere in Ohio.

Habitat loss and the misuse of pesticides had almost wiped the bird out.

However, decades of conservation work has paid off. There are now Bald Eagles all over the state, and in 2012 the bird was removed from Ohio’s endangered list.

Ohio food insecurity rates.
Feeding America

Starting January 1, a new community-based nonprofit took over Springfield’s 40-year-old Second Harvest Food Bank. They’ll provide nearly five million meals this year. WYSO Clark County reporter Tom Stafford attended the center’s rededication, and talks with WYSO News Director Jason Saul.