Andy Ober joined Grow INdiana Media Ventures in May 2011. As the Assistant Managing Editor, he oversees the digital and radio content team for the Inside INdiana Business platform of business news products. Andy also anchors multiple daily statewide radio reports.
He came to Grow INdiana Media Ventures after spending five years as news director and assistant program director at the legendary Newstalk 1190 WOWO in Fort Wayne. His news experience also includes WASK/WKOA in Lafayette and WNDE in Indianapolis and he is a member of the National Journalism Honor Society.
Andy is a native of Carmel, Indiana and a graduate of Ball State University, where he majored in telecommunications and political science.
Andy lives in Indianapolis.
5 Questions For Andy:
1. Where can we find you when you're not working?
At home, if I can help it. Otherwise, I enjoy attending, and participating in local, live theater, visiting family in Arizona and catching up with my cartoon heroes at Disney World.
2. If you weren't doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
I'd love to be a performer of some sort. I love interacting with a live audience. Or... anything The Mouse would care to pay me to do.
3. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car? Why?
Call me unimaginative, but I'd go with the car. A lot of my traveling is done to and from work, and I don't see the bike or horse performing incredibly well on a January morning down Fall Creek.
4. What would you do if you won the lottery?
That all depends on who is reading this. If it's management, I would continue all of my current responsibilities and invest all of the winnings in Grow Indiana Media Ventures. Otherwise, it's hard to pinpoint. I tend to think experiences are worth more than things, so I would probably strike a balance between work, travel and my hobbies.
5. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
A fully-staffed cruise ship, a ticket for that cruise ship and a map to the closest port to Indianapolis.
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