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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-Inside Pitch
2:02 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Tornado warning leaves Ohio delegates stuck

Ohio delegates were in a ballroom of the Mainsail Suites and Conference Center when it was announced that there was a tornado warning in the area and everyone was ordered to stay in the building.


The delegates were listening to a presentation by staff members of the Ohio Romney campaign on grassroots organizing. It was raining heavily when the warning was issued, but the rain quickly passed and there was some sunshine.


The warning was canceled shortly after 2 p.m.

-Inside Pitch
12:08 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Romney - Josh, not Mitt - visits the Ohio delegation

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Josh Romney, the middle child of Mitt Romney's five sons, gave the Ohio delegation a pep talk about his father this morning.


And guess what?


He thinks his dad would make a great president.


"This man is my hero,'' Josh Romney said in a brief speech to the Ohio delegation Monday morning. "I want people to get to know the real Mitt Romney and they will like what they see."


Josh Romney said he has traveled all over the country campaigning for his father over the past 18 months.

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Inside Pitch
12:08 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Romney - Josh, not Mitt - visits the Ohio delegation

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Josh Romney, the middle child of Mitt Romney's five sons, gave the Ohio delegation a pep talk about his father this morning.

And guess what?

He thinks his dad would make a great president.

"This man is my hero,'' Josh Romney said in a brief speech to the Ohio delegation Monday morning. "I want people to get to know the real Mitt Romney and they will like what they see."

Josh Romney said he has traveled all over the country campaigning for his father over the past 18 months.

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-Convention Coverage
12:03 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Ohio would rather have had Portman, but will settle for Ryan

The nearly 500 Ohioans who came to Tampa this week for the Republican National Convention had hoped they would be celebrating a  victory - having their favorite son, Sen. Rob Portman of Cincinnati - in the second spot on the GOP ticket.


But it was not to be.


And. despite their disappointment, the 66 delegates, 63 alternates and several hundred Ohio guests here are taking it well; and vowing they will let bygones by bygones when it comes to going back home to work for the ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman chosen over Portman.

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Howard Wilkinson at RNC
10:07 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Howard Wilkinson at the Republican National Convention

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Each morning this week Howard Wilkinson will join Maryanne Zeleznik to talk about the Republican National Convention.  Here's today's chat:

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