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
11:00 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

No Strickland, but no free ride for Kasich either

Rematches have a certain appeal – whether in sports, politics or any competitive endeavor.
 


There are a lot of Cincinnati Reds fans, for example, who would give their eye teeth for another crack at the San Francisco Giants in the play-offs in October.
 


And there were a lot of Democrats in Ohio who had been hoping for a rematch of their own in the fall of 2014 – another head-to-head battle between Republican John Kasich and Democrat Ted Strickland for the governor’s office in Ohio.
 

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Local News
9:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

A Democrat and a tea party activist come together

Provided

Listening Thursday night to P.G. Sittenfeld, a Democratic Cincinnati city council member, and Mike Wilson, the founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party, sit onstage at  Hebrew Union College might, one would think, produce some partisan sparks.


It did no such thing.
 

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strickland won't run
9:55 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Strickland won't run for governor in 2014

Former governor Ted Strickland

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland - considered by Democrats their strongest candidate to unseat Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014 - announced Tuesday morning he will not be a candidate.

"Today, I am announcing my decision not to seek election as governor of Ohio in 2014,'' the 71-year-old Strickland said in a statement released Tuesday morning by the Ohio Democratic Party.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

It's not easy being Boehner

Being John Boehner has not been an easy thing to be lately.
 

The House Speaker, a West Chester Republican who has served in Congress for 22 years now, has had nothing but headaches for the past month.
 

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Inside Pitch
11:27 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Cincy Democrats partying here for inauguration

Michael Keating

While Democrats in Washington are attending the inaugural balls on January 21, Cincinnati area Democrats will be holding their own celebration of President Obama's inauguration at a downtown bar.


Cincy's on Sixth, at the corner of East Sixth and Walnut streets, will be the scene of a $20-a-head "Partiers for Obama" inauguration party, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 21 - seven hours after President Obama is sworn in for a second term on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol.

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