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
2:53 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Cincinnati council goes forward with $29 million streetcar plan

The Budget and Finance Committee heard from dozens of people for and against the streetcar project.
WVXU News

A majority of Cincinnati City Council voted Monday to shift $29 million in city funds to the $110 million streetcar project – including $15 million that neighborhood leaders believed was going to go to improvements in their neighborhoods.


City administrators told council members that the money would allow the city to go ahead with relocation of utility lines and pipes along the streetcar route through downtown and Over-the-Rhine, while the city continues to try to resolve a dispute with Duke Energy over who should pay for that.

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Inside Pitch
12:54 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Michelle Obama in Cincinnati on first day of early voting

First Lady Michelle Obama plans a campaign event in Cincinnati on Oct. 2, the first day of early voting in Ohio; and campaign aides say that is no coincidence.

The First Lady can be expected to try to gin up a large turnout of Democratic voters for the first day of the 35-day period where Ohio voters can vote by absentee ballot or in person at their county boards of elections.

No details on Mrs. Obama's Cincinnati visit have been released yet.

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politics
12:54 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Michelle Obama in Cincinnati on first day of early voting

First Lady Michelle Obama plans a campaign event in Cincinnati on Oct. 2, the first day of early voting in Ohio; and campaign aides say that is no coincidence.


The First Lady can be expected to try to gin up a large turnout of Democratic voters for the first day of the 35-day period where Ohio voters can vote by absentee ballot or in person at their county boards of elections.


No details on Mrs. Obama's Cincinnati visit have been released yet.

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Inside Pitch
12:54 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Michelle Obama in Cincinnati on first day of early voting

First Lady Michelle Obama plans a campaign event in Cincinnati on Oct. 2, the first day of early voting in Ohio; and campaign aides say that is no coincidence.

The First Lady can be expected to try to gin up a large turnout of Democratic voters for the first day of the 35-day period where Ohio voters can vote by absentee ballot or in person at their county boards of elections.

No details on Mrs. Obama's Cincinnati visit have been released yet.

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Local News
12:24 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Ryan, sans Romney, will rally the troops in Carthage Tuesday

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney won’t be with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan Tuesday for the Cincinnati leg of their three-day bus tour of Ohio.


A spokesman for the campaign said Romney will join Ryan later in the day in Dayton.


According to the campaign website, Ryan will hold a rally at Byer Steel Group, 200 W. North Bend Rd., Carthage, late Tuesday morning. Details on RSVPs for the event are expected to be released Sunday.

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