Gongwer News Service Contact Information

Reach our office:

Gongwer News Service/Ohio
17 S. High St., Suite 630
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-1992
(614) 221-1992
FAX: (614) 221-7844

Email: gongwer@gongwer-oh.com




Meet our staff:

Scott Miller

Scott Miller, President

Scott has been with Gongwer for nearly 20 years, having focused on daily reporting and editing duties in his early career. Scott is responsible for subscription and distribution matters, and has done significant work in transitioning the century-old company to the Internet age. He is a Miami University graduate and is a former president of the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association.

Alan Miller

Alan Miller, Vice President

Alan has been with Gongwer News Service for more than four decades, joining the company as a reporter after his graduation from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Al covered the Michigan Legislature for Gongwer from 1972-1992. In 1998, he received the Scripps School's L.J. Hortin Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Kent Cahlander

Kent Cahlander, Editor

A graduate of Ohio State University's School of Journalism and a former member of the Ohio Air National Guard's 121st Tactical Fighter Wing, Kent became a Gongwer staff writer in 1998. Promoted to the editor position in 2003, he is responsible for assignments, coverage and the content of the Gongwer Ohio Report. He covers a variety of subjects and venues, including the state budget process. Prior to joining Gongwer, Kent spent several years at Suburban News Publications and the Newark Advocate in Ohio.

Rachel Chilton

Rachel Chilton, Staff Writer

An honors graduate of Ohio State University, Rachel joined Gongwer in 2009 from Suburban News Publications, where she covered various beats, including Columbus City Council, as a senior reporter. She leads Gongwer's coverage on education issues, among other things.

Melissa Dilley

Melissa Dilley, Staff Writer

Melissa joined the Gongwer staff in 2013 after covering Central Ohio news for multiple publications including ThisWeek News, The Other Paper, Suburban News Publications and The Columbus Dispatch. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Marcus Roth

Marcus Roth, Staff Writer

Marcus has been a Gongwer staff writer since 2005. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he covers energy, environment and several other issues. Before joining Gongwer, Marcus wrote for the (Lexington, Va.) News-Gazette and published freelance pieces in The Washington Post.

Shannon Young

Shannon Young, Staff Writer

Shannon joined the Gongwer staff in 2012 after covering the Massachusetts and Connecticut state capitols for the Associated Press. Beyond state-level reporting, she also has experience covering Capitol Hill, working as a fellow for the Nashua Telegraph. Shannon holds a degree in journalism from Boston University. She leads Gongwer's coverage of Medicaid and health policy.