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
9:41 am
Wed October 3, 2012

C-SPAN's campaign bus heading to Xavier campus Thursday

C-SPAN's Campaign 2012 bus - a sort of politics classroom on wheels - will visit the Xavier University campus Thursday afternoon.


The 45-foot long bus is a mobile production studio that offers presentations on the electoral process and C-SPAN's coverage of the election.


It has been on the road since August 2011, visiting major political events and 43 state capitals. Since 1993, it has visited middle and high schools and colleges and universities.

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Politics
7:55 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Obama, Romney camps have debate watch parties here

The campaigns of both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are holding watch parties in Cincinnati for the first of three presidential debates tonight.


The Romney supporters will gather at the campaign's Westwood Victory Center at 2300 Montana Ave., suite 420, at 6 p.m.


Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory will join the Obama watch party at 8 p.m. at the Organizing for America office, 5846 Hamilton Ave., College Hill.

Politics
3:38 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Michelle Obama in Cincinnati: Vote now, Ohio

  • Listen to Ann Thompson's story on Michelle Obama's visit

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Politics
9:30 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Overnight campers among the first to vote early Tuesday

About 50 to 60 people – most of them clearly supporters of President Obama – were the first to file into the Hamilton County Board of Elections early this morning to cast the first ballots in Ohio’s early voting period.


Many of them had spent the night in tents and sleeping on lawn chairs on a night of off-and-on rain to be among the first in line.


The line of people stretched from the door of the board at 824 Broadway to the Hamilton County Family Courts building at 800 Broadway.

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Local News
10:16 am
Mon October 1, 2012

"Commit to Mitt" bus tour kicks off early voting Tuesday

A busload of Mitt Romney supporters will be traveling across southwest Ohio Tuesday on the first day of early voting in the Buckeye State, making phone calls to voters from the bus to urge them to cast their ballots early.

The "Commit to Mitt Early Vote Express" will be outside Hamilton County Republican Party headquarters at 646 Main Street downtown from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

It then moves on to the Butler County Board of Elections at 1802 Princeton Road in Hamilton; and will park near the board offices from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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