Alison Holm

Reporter, News Anchor, International Fiduciary Compliance Officer

A native of Chicago, Alison grew up in Cincinnati and lived in several cities that did not begin with the letter "C" before she moved to Columbus. She received a BA from Earlham College and briefly attended Bir Zeit and Hebrew University. After a wide ranging career that included late night jazz host, housing discrimination field investigator, and occupational health video production, she settled on radio news as the best excuse to talk to people for a living. Some of her favorite interviews include Nikki Giovanni, Yo-yo Ma and N'tobo M'beke. Alison has an equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.

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The Columbus Council Of PTAs and PTOs voted Tuesday night not to endorse the Columbus City Schools 9.01 mil combined levy and bond issue.

Flu Vaccines available this year include the quadrivalent vaccine, designed to fight four strains rather than the traditional three... 

Woman Pleads Guilty To Cancer Hoax

Sep 24, 2013

An Ohio woman will spend 90 days in jail after faking having cancer and accepting money raised to help her.

Some small Ohio farmers say they could be driven out of business if new food safety rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration go into effect.

The Columbus City School Board last night authorized spending nearly 800,000 dollars to continue the Diplomas Now program in three schools.

Alison Holm, WCBE

Columbus City Schools were among the districts receiving bad news Thursday as the State Department of Education released it's annual report cards.

Today is the first day of classes in the Columbus City Schools, but a major transportation snafu could leave students waiting for the school bus up to an hour an a half every day for as long as six weeks, as the district scrambles to hire enough drivers to staff over 700 bus routes.

Columbus City School students are heading back to class Wednesday, and the head of the teachers union says her members are energized.

The ACLU has weighed in on behalf of a Central Ohio girl who has been refused a place on her middle school's football team because of her gender.

A routine traffic stop in northern Ohio has led to charges of human trafficking against a California man.

Ariel Castro, the man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 1 thousand years.

Words of praise have been rolling in from many quarters for longtime public servant Robert Teater, who died Sunday at the age of 86.

The Columbus City School Board began discussion on the recommendation for a November combined levy request last night -- but some found the proposal a bit light on details.

As the initial reaction to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a pair of cases involving gay marriage issues subsides, activists are considering the impact at the state level.

As the deadline draws near for a decision on a school levy campaign this year for the Columbus City Schools, the committee studying the issue wants to hear more from the public.

The Columbus City Schools have a new superintendent for the next year - Dr. J. Daniel Good, former head of the Westerville School District. Alison Holm has more on the decision

The Columbus School board meets tonight to appoint an interim superintendent to take over when Gene Harris steps down at the end of the week.

The base of operations for Ohio's and Indiana's joint effort to win a test site for unmanned drone aircraft will be based in Springfield. 

The Columbus City Schools are taking steps to address the issue of grade-reading readiness, and to come into compliance with the state's third grade reading guarantee.

Summer Food Service Program sites are open to provide meals to children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year.

Retiring Ohio State President Gordon Gee is offering his explanations for stepping down, citing everything from his age to a desire to spend more time with his family, which includes twin granddaughters.

An estimated 1.3 million Ohioans plan to travel over the Memorial Day weekend.

The FBI and Cleveland Police are defending themselves against allegations of shoddy work after three women missing for a decade were rescued from a home late Monday.

Anti-Union State Legislation Drawing Protest

May 1, 2013

Legislation that would allow Ohio workers to opt out of paying union dues have been introduced in the Ohio legislature.

A Bishop Watterson teacher fired over her sexual orientation says she will continue to pursue the grievance process in a fight to regain her job. Former phys-ed teacher Carla Hale met with Watterson principal Marian Hutson Tuesday.

Dublin Jerome High School students and staff are struggling to come to terms with the death of a teacher this morning.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is coming to Columbus later this week, to talk about recommendations to improve education.

The Clippers home opener may have been rained out last night, but baseball is still blooming in Columbus this weekend, with the Wexner Center's series of baseball shorts.

The Columbus City School boards last night voted to suspend the search for a permanent replacement for superintendent Gene Harris, who is stepping down in June, and to put that task in the hands of a new committee to be headed by the Board president and Mayor Michael Coleman. The resolution passed – but not without controversy.  Alison Holm has more.

The Columbus Blue Jackets managed to steal some thunder at the NHL trade deadline in a deal that could help propel the team to the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history.