CINCINNATI – Delphos native Duane Pohlman has been named Ohio’s Best TV reporter for the third straight year.
The honor was awarded to the 1987 Delphos St. John’s graduate by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Pohlman is the chief investigative reporter for WKRC-TV, a CBS affiliate in Cincinnati. He also won first place awards for best enterprise, health care and consumer reporting.
In addition, the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) honored Pohlman with two Emmy Awards in the investigative and crime reporting categories.
“This type of journalism is more important now than it has ever been before,” said Jon Lawhead, General Manager for WKRC-TV. “We’re proud of the work Duane has done and look forward to more stories in the future.”
Pohlman is member of the St. John’s Hall of Fame and a 1987 graduate of Bowling Green State University. Pohlman was a student of John Gunder, a now-retired teacher at St. John’s who mentored many students who pursued careers in television and often credits Gunder for providing the basis for his success.
“I’m very proud that all I achieved began in Mr Gunder’s classroom at St. John’s High School and that my roots in Delphos provided the solid foundation of my career,” Pohlman said.
With more than three decades of experience, Pohlman has exposed government corruption, the resurgence of white supremacist and neo-Nazi movements, nuclear security violations, deadly threats from arsenic-treated wood, stolen babies and deplorable conditions of coffee workers in Central America, wrongful convictions and numerous other stories of illegalities, unfairness and wrongdoing.
He is the son of Patricia Williams and the late Gilbert “Gip” Pohlman.