Fred Andrle is a poet and journalist. His current poetry collection is “Rocking in the Cradle of the Moment,” (XOXOX Press, Gambier, Ohio, 2019). His previous collections: “Love Life,” (XOXOX, 2008), and “What Counts, (XOXOX, 2012). Fred’s poetry was featured in the anthology “Prayers to Protest: Poems that Center and Bless Us” (Pudding House Press), and his poem “The Book”, was read on the public radio series “The Writer’s Almanac.” He is a member of the “House of Toast,” a Columbus poetry writing and performance group.
Fred was Executive Producer and Host of “Open Line,” a daily public affairs talk show on WOSU, a National Public Radio affiliate in Columbus. He retired in May, 2009, after 20 years hosting the program. Prior to that, he was Executive Producer at WOSU-TV. He has received Ohio Public Broadcasting and Regional Emmy awards for his radio and television programs.
Fred is an Associate at the Ohio State University Humanities Institute. The Ohio Humanities Council gave Fred their 2010 Bjornson Award for Distinguished Service in the Humanities.
He is a member of the Medicine and the Arts Roundtable at the Ohio State University. He co-directs the Hospital Poets series, which brings readings by Ohio poets to hospitals at OSU and across the community. Fred received a 2015 Sir William Osler MD award from OSU for collaboration in the Medicine and the Arts initiative.
Fred taught courses in mass media at Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio Dominican University, and Northern Arizona University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from Stanford.