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Orie Givens is a reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Ohio.

The Columbus native recently served in the same capacity for sister stations Spectrum News Hudson Valley and NY1. He graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism (City University of New York) with a master’s degree in Broadcast News and Urban Reporting. 

Orie has a diverse background in media, from print to broadcast and digital, spending time as a host and executive producer with Radio Free Brooklyn since 2015. Orie has also written for The Advocate as a Race and Ethnicities correspondent and video producer, and freelanced for several local, national and international publications. Previous to journalism, Orie worked in the corporate world in internal and technical communications.

When not chasing social issues stories, Orie enjoys spending time with friends and family, finding new restaurants and breweries and traveling. 

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