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
11:50 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Richard Hell: 1984 And Everything Before

Before punk rock and CBGBs, before heroin and cocaine, Richard Hell was Richard Meyers, the son of a university psychologist in Kentucky with an advanced intellect and tendency toward destruction — two traits that would help him define an artistic era in the years to come.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Any Questions #139

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel and back in place for the weekly quiz.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Any Questions #138

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel be in the studio once again this week.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Any Questions #137

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have breakfast for dinner.

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New York News
11:13 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Astorino: Dr. Shah Should Go

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

Republican candidate for New York Governor Rob Astorino has called for the resignation of State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah in a video posted to his website today.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Kathy Griffin (And Her Mom) Ready For Proctors

Kathy Griffin
Credit Kathy Griffin

One of our most prolific comedians, Kathy Griffin occupies a space all her own in the entertainment world, from her sold-out stage shows to television appearances to books and albums.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Any Questions #136

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a tour through the NATO alphabet.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Pete Rose: An American Dilemma

As we near another season, the sport’s all-time hits leader remains banned from baseball and its Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. It’s a stark problem in America’s pastime: some of its greatest players, including its home run champion Barry Bonds and other bashers from the steroid era, have an uneasy relationship with the sport and a worse one with fans, media and the record book.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Any Questions #135

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a quiz about geographic entities that have changed names.

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

Any Questions #134

Earplugs in! WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on famous concerts this week.

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