Rich Exner

Data Analysis Editor


What is your role at Advance Ohio?

Finding interesting things from of data that hopefully can’t be found on other news websites.

What was your first job?

Sports reporter and photographer at the Wheeling News Register, starting part-time while in high school.

What are 3 words to describe what makes you successful in your role with Advance Ohio?

Curious, skeptical, flexible.

What is your proudest moment at Advance Ohio?

Getting hired.

What is your source of daily motivation?

Finding out things that would interest readers.

What did you want to be when growing up?

Sports announcer.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Gullas Hot Dogs. They tell us in my hometown of Bellaire that Gulla dogs are world famous. You be the judge.

What is top on your bucket list?

Seeing all the countries in Europe. Going to a Packers game on a very cold day at Lambeau Field. Having someone spread my ashes on the grass at Ohio Stadium.

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