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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Politics
3:38 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Michelle Obama in Cincinnati: Vote now, Ohio

  • Listen to Ann Thompson's story on Michelle Obama's visit

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Politics
9:30 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Overnight campers among the first to vote early Tuesday

About 50 to 60 people – most of them clearly supporters of President Obama – were the first to file into the Hamilton County Board of Elections early this morning to cast the first ballots in Ohio’s early voting period.


Many of them had spent the night in tents and sleeping on lawn chairs on a night of off-and-on rain to be among the first in line.


The line of people stretched from the door of the board at 824 Broadway to the Hamilton County Family Courts building at 800 Broadway.

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Local News
10:16 am
Mon October 1, 2012

"Commit to Mitt" bus tour kicks off early voting Tuesday

A busload of Mitt Romney supporters will be traveling across southwest Ohio Tuesday on the first day of early voting in the Buckeye State, making phone calls to voters from the bus to urge them to cast their ballots early.

The "Commit to Mitt Early Vote Express" will be outside Hamilton County Republican Party headquarters at 646 Main Street downtown from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

It then moves on to the Butler County Board of Elections at 1802 Princeton Road in Hamilton; and will park near the board offices from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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Local News
12:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Early voting in Ohio starts Tuesday

Early voting begins Tuesday in Ohio; and election officials expect the number of voters who vote early by mail and in-person at boards of election to surpass that of the last presidential election four years ago.

As of Friday, the Hamilton County Board of Elections had already nearly 62 thousand and 5 hundred absentee ballot applications.

Four years ago, nearly 62 thousand Hamilton County voters cast ballots by mail or in-person at the board of elections. That was slightly more than one of every four ballots case.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun September 30, 2012

Take Ohio's Obama-Romney polls with large grain of salt

Ok, raise your hands if you think that President Obama is 10 percentage points ahead of Republican Mitt Romney among voters in Ohio, right this very moment.


We’re willing to bet your hands are still on your keyboards.


But the CBS News/New York Times poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, that came out this week does; it showed Obama with 53 percent support to 43 percent for Romney; and, what is more, showed Obama ahead by nine percentage points in Florida and a whopping 12 percentage points in Pennsylvania.
 

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