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
10:16 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Mitch McConnell to have primary challenge

Matt Bevin
Provided by campaign

Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman with support from Kentucky tea party activists, plans to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 GOP Senate primary.

Bevin, a partner in a hedge fund group, plans to make his announcement at the Kentucky statehouse in Frankfort Wednesday morning; and go on to campaign stops in Newport and Louisville later in the day.

Challenging an incumbent U.S. Senator is always difficult; and McConnell already has $10 million in his campaign account and the support of a Super PAC called Kentuckians for strong leadership.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun July 21, 2013

Looks like Ohio Dems will do without Cordray in 2014

Ohio Democrats who were hoping that Richard Cordray, the former state treasurer and attorney general, might rush in on a white horse, with a hardy “Heigh Ho Silver”  and save the day in the 2014 Ohio governor’s race, may as well move along.


There’s nothing to see here.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

State Rep. Peter Beck indicted on 16 fraud counts

State Rep. Peter Beck
Ohio House of Representatives website

State Rep. Peter Beck, a Mason Republican, has been indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury on 16 felony counts involving alleged security fraud – charges that could result in a maximum of 102 years  in prisons if convicted on all counts.


And, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday at a press conference with Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, there could well be more charges to come in an “on-going investigation” of Beck’s handling of money of investors in a start-up software company.

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Cincinnati Edition
1:30 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Korean War Vets Tell Their Stories

Korean War Veterans Bob McGeorge and Dr. Bak Suk Lee

  

  July 27, 2013 marks 60 years since the signing of the armistice agreement that ended the fighting in Korea. Howard Wilkinson takes a look at what is often called “The Forgotten War” with two men who were there: Bob McGeorge, commander of Cincinnati chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association. During the war, his Infantry Battalion spent more than 1,000 days on the front lines. And Dr. Bae Suk Lee, who escaped his native North Korea after the Chinese invasion and served alongside American and allied troops during the war.

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Cincinnati Edition
1:30 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Korean War and Preserving its Stories

The National Korean War Memorial

  Coordinated by the Library of Congress, the Veterans History Project collects first-hand accounts of those who defended the US during wartime. Dr.

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