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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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Woodstock Film Festival – Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood and Ella Purnell in Wildlike.
Credit Wildlike

Actor Bruce Greenwood has been a familiar face on screen for decades, with credits including the new Star Trek series, Capote, Meek’s Cutoff, Flight, St. Elsewhere, Knots Landing, and dozens more.

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New York News
10:18 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Queens Assemblyman Arrested

Assemblyman William Scarborough

A state assemblyman from New York City has been charged by authorities with using his campaign funds for personal expenses.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Any Questions #161

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have been training for this show for 160 weeks.

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The Roundtable
10:23 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Fiddler's Tradition Strong At 50

Fiddler on the Roof is 50 years old today. Sounds crazy, no? But wonder of wonders, it's true — the show debuted on Broadway on this night in 1964.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Any Questions #160

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

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New England News
2:56 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Jury Convicts Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland

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A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals.

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The Roundtable
11:44 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Considering Leonard Cohen At 80

Leonard Cohen turns 80 on September 21, two days before his 13 studio album comes out, and he has never been more popular. Cohen has long fascinated his chroniclers; hinting at a performative aspect of his public persona, disappearing for long stretches, and candidly discussing his battles with depression and lost love.

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World News
7:26 am
Thu September 18, 2014

One Activist Hopes For Independence In Scotland

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Voters are heading to the polls in Scotland today to vote on whether to break from the United Kingdom. One passionate supporter of independence is Lindsay Jarrett, who suffers from a lung disease and made headlines by climbing and hanging a “Yes” sign on the cliffs near Edinburgh Castle. Jarrett says she is confident the referendum will pass.

Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Any Questions #159

Deb Amlen
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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel welcome a special guest player to the show.

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New England News
10:41 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Healey Takes Democratic Primary For Mass. AG

Maura Healey defeated Warren Tolman.

Maura Healey has won the Democratic nomination for Massachusetts attorney general after a hard-fought primary race.

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