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
7:56 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Council Democrats to cast Obama votes today

Four Democratic members of Cincinnati City Council plan to go to the Hamilton County Board of Elections this afternoon to cast their ballots for President Obama, in an event aimed at encouraging early voting.


Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and council members Yvette Simpson, Wendell Young and Laure Quinlivan will be at the board of election at 824 Broadway downtown at 4 p.m. today - only hours after GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney makes an appearance at a machine milling plant in Bond Hill.

Inside Pitch
7:52 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Council Democrats to cast Obama votes today

Four Democratic members of Cincinnati City Council plan to go to the Hamilton County Board of Elections this afternoon to cast their ballots for President Obama, in an event aimed at encouraging early voting.

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and council members Yvette Simpson, Wendell Young and Laure Quinlivan will be at the board of election at 824 Broadway downtown at 4 p.m. today - only hours after GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney makes an appearance at a machine milling plant in Bond Hill.

Inside Pitch
8:49 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Candidate forum tonight at NKU

Northern Kentucky University will host the second in a series of forums featuring candidates for state and congressional offices in northern Kentucky.

The forum will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom.

Tonight's schedule includes:

5:30 p.m. - Brian Linder, Republican candidate for the 61st Kentucky House District.

6 p.m. - Adam Haas, Republican candidate for the 67 Kentucky House District.

6:30 p.m. - William (Bill) Adkins, Democratic candidate for the 4th District U.S. House seat.

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Inside Pitch
8:17 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Romney rallies supporters at Bond Hill plant Thursday

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet with supporters to talk about jobs and the economy Thursday morning at a machining and milling plant in Bond Hill.

Romney will appear at Jet Machine on Steger Drive in Bond Hill, a high-tech machinist plant that does work for the military, the aerospace industry and the oil and gas industry.

It is a ticketed event; and tickets are available at www.mittromney.com/OH or by calling (614) 547-2290.

Tomorrow afternoon, Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, wil be making an appearance at Cleveland State University.

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Inside Pitch
2:21 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Obama, Romney campaigns hold local debate watch parties

Both the Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan campaigns are holding watch parties tonight for the presidential candidates' third and final debate.

Former Bengal linebacker Anthony Munoz, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will be the featured guest at a Romney-Ryan watch party at the original Montgomery Inn, 9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. It begns at 8 p.m.

Martin O'Malley, Maryland's Democratic governor, and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory will join local Obama supporters for a watch party at 8:30 p.m. at Cincy's on Sixth, 41 E. 6th St., downtown.

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