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





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.

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.

Dustin Ensinger

Dustin Ensinger, Staff Writer

Dustin joined the Gongwer staff in 2015 after a four-year stint coverning government, politics and development at The Delaware Gazette. He has also covered local government and community issues for Suburban News Publications and The Columbus Messenger. Dustin earned a degree in journalism and political science from The Ohio State University.

Mike Livingston

Mike Livingston, Staff Writer

Mike joined the Gongwer staff in 2015 after working five years for the Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Indiana. While at the paper, he earned several awards covering social policy issues and K-12 education. He earned his degree from Purdue University.

Jon Reed

Jon Reed, Staff Writer

Jon joined Gongwer as a staff writer in 2015 after covering various subjects for the Alabama Media Group, which supplies news to The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, the Mobile Press-Register and The Mississippi Press. He is a former copy editor at The Augusta Chronicle. A Columbus native, Jon holds a degree in journalism and political science from The University of Alabama.