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
8:41 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Vt. GOP Official Apologizes for Facebook Post

Crowd At President Obama's Speech in Burlington VT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A county Republican Party committee chairman apologized Tuesday for a statement he reposted to a party Facebook page that was widely interpreted as a racist attack on President Barack Obama.

Rob Towle, the Rutland County committee chairman, called the statement ‘‘stupid and insensitive.’’ On Monday, he apologized to Democrats he said were offended by the post. A day later, he was directing his apology to everyone.

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Kernan: Yankees might not be Girardi's dream job

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with New York Post columnist Kevin Kernan, author of Girardi: Passion in Pinstripes.

The Roundtable
11:08 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Four decades later, a true farm team still resonates

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Ballard, author of One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, An Unlikely Coach, And A Magical Baseball Season.

Arts & Culture
8:38 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Any Questions? #46

Call it a Black Sabbath: WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have their darkest show yet.

Last week's challenge
Start with the name SAINT PAUL. Change one letter, then rearrange the result to spell the name of a famous ship. What is it?
Answer: If you change the P to an I, you can spell LUSITANIA.

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WAMC News
6:53 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Morning weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his weekend forecast.

New York News
7:21 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Blackhawks to train in Marcy

New York Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopters are taking part in a training exercise with local fire departments in Oneida County. WAMC's Ian Pickus has more...

The helicopters will be landing in the Eaton Road area of Marcy, 80 miles northwest of Albany, Thursday afternoon. It's part of a training exercise with the Army Reserve's 401st Civil Affairs Battalion and the Maynard and Stittville Volunteer Fire Departments.

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WAMC News
7:09 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Morning weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning weather forecast for the WAMC listening area and beyond.

The Roundtable
10:12 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Ted Nugent reflects on his electrified career

Ted Nugent

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with controversial rocker Ted Nugent, whose Great White Buffalo Tour is slated to visit Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park tonight and The Chance in Poughkeepsie on July 31.

New England News
7:41 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Activists pushing for younger voting age

Teenage activists from Lowell are lobbying Massachusetts lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow for 17-year-olds to vote in the city's future municipal elections. WAMC's Ian Pickus has more...

Lowell high school students and recent graduates campaigning in favor of the "Vote 17" proposal spoke to state lawmakers and Governor Deval Patrick Tuesday at the Statehouse.

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Sports
5:45 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Morning sports update

WITH WAMC SPORTS NEWS, I’M IAN PICKUS.

FOR THE RECORD-TYING SEVENTH TIME, ROGER FEDERER IS WIMBLEDON CHAMPION. THE THIRD-SEED BEAT BRITTON ANDY MURRAY 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 IN SUNDAY’S FINAL, DENYING MURRAY THE CHANCE TO BECOME THE FIRST HOMEGROWN MEN’S CHAMP SINCE 1936. FEDERER IMPROVES TO 17-7 IN GRAND SLAM FINALS, INCLUDING A 7-1 MARK AT THE ALL-ENGLAND CLUB. MURRAY HAS LOST ALL FOUR MAJOR FINALS HE HAS REACHED.

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