Ian Pickus

News Director

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian has been with WAMC as a producer since late 2008. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard filling in as Morning Edition and Weekend Edition anchor and on The Roundtable, various newscasts, and Any Questions?. An avid fan of sports and music, Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany. He became news director in March 2013.

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WAMC News
1:45 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Today:  Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers, chilly, highs in the low to mid 30s.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers, lows in the mid-teens to low 20s.

Friday: Becoming mostly sunny, unseasonably cold, highs in the 20s to low 30s.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Any Questions #169

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel put it in gear for this week's show.

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New York News
12:11 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Senate To Miss Deadline To Approve Court Pick

The New York Senate will likely miss a deadline to approve Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest choice for the state’s high court.  As a result, there will be six judges instead of seven on the court come December.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Any Questions #168

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch sides for another journey to the center of the trivia earth.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Any Questions #167

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel hope like elephants, they never forget.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Scrubbed From Official History, Brian Jones Launched Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones recently marked their 50th anniversary with a new round of interviews and concerts, but largely left out of the celebration was the band’s founder.

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New York News
12:44 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Tonko Clinches Fourth Term

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko, one of only a few upstate New York Democrats to win convincingly on Election Day, is returning to a Congress in a decided minority.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Baker, Coakley Make Final Pitch To Massachusetts Voters

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker.

It’s the final hours of campaigning in Massachusetts, where polls show Republican Charlie Baker with a slight lead over Democrat Martha Coakley, the state attorney general, in the race for governor. Incumbent Deval Patrick is not seeking a third term. Both candidates are seeking a political comeback after high-profile defeats four years ago. Earlier today, WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with both candidates.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Matthew Fowler On Musical 'Beginning'

WAMC's Ian Pickus with musician Matthew Fowler.

The word intimate is overused when describing music, especially in the singer-songwriter genre, but our guest Matthew Fowler takes you into his home on his debut album Beginning — literally.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Any Questions #166

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a break from fun size candy bars and popcorn balls for a tangentially Halloween-themed quiz.

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