Howard Wilkinson

Reporter and Co-Host of Cincinnati Edition

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.

In 2012, the Society of Professional Journalists inducted Wilkinson into the Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame. 

Wilkinson co-hosts Cincinnati Edition on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm, blogs on politics and more, and writes the weekly column Politically Speaking at wvxu.org.

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Local News
11:51 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Quinnipiac Poll: Good news and bad news for Kasich

More Ohio voters approve than disapprove of Ohio Gov. John Kasich's job performance, but they are still not convinced he should be re-elected in 2014, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday.

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Inside Pitch
8:42 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Ohio's Electoral College members meet Monday

Ohio's 18 members of the Electoral College - all pledged to vote for President Obama and Vice President Biden - meet at noon Monday at the Statehouse in Columbus to do their duty.

Lists of 18 electors were submitted by both political parties before the election. Since Obama won Ohio on Nov. 6 with 50.7 percent of the vote, the 18 people submitted by the Democrats will take their seats in the Ohio Senate chamber Monday. 

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Local News
2:00 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Inaugural bound? We want to hear from you

Are you headed to Washington, D.C. in January for President Obama’s inauguration?


If so, 91.7 WVXU would like to hear from you.


We are planning a series on local people who are making the trip – either on their own or in groups. We’d like to share your stories of why you are going, what your plans are for Washington, and once you get there, we’d like to follow up with you on your experience.


We are hoping that many of you will be willing to share your photographs from the inauguration on wvxu.org and on ok our Facebook page.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Mayor's race a heavyweight bout

At the moment, there are only two announced candidates for Cincinnati mayor in 2013, both Democrats – Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and former city council member John Cranley.


And they happen to be two of the most popular politicians of  Cincinnati voters in the past two decades.


The only time the two of them were on the ballot together in a Cincinnati City Council race was in 2007.
 

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Inside Pitch
10:09 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Ohio Democrats plan to party in D.C. for inauguration

Ohio Democrats will hunker down in Washington for next month's presidential inauguration at one of the city's most luxurious and historic hotels - the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue NW.

If you want to go along for the fun, there's a rather hefty price tag.

According to an e-mail sent out by the Ohio Democratic Party, the "Mayflower Package" costs $4,200 per person.

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