Maryanne Zeleznik

News Director and Morning Edition Host

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, covers daily news, produces local features, regularly contributes news stories to National Public Radio, and hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition when Mark Heyne is off. 

Zeleznik has won numerous regional and national journalism awards including the Leo C. Lee Award for significant contributions to public radio news from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, as well as awards from Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  In 2016 The Salesian Guild honored her as Distinguished Communicator of the year. 

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A hearing on the Ray Tensing trial was held Monday morning. During the hearing Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan denied a motion to acquit Tensing on all charges, and she recused herself from the case. 

WVXU reporter and digital news editor Tana Weingartner joins us for an update.  

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The United States and Israel have enjoyed an unusually strong alliance based on common interests and values for decades, a bond both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama declared, "unbreakable" during a meeting the two had in September.

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The holidays are for spending time with loved ones, but they're also a time for spending money – sometimes, too much of it. 

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Even though the cold weather has settled in, that doesn't mean you have to stop gardening. 

As the winners became clear last night WVXU's Jay Hanselman talked with WVXU's Politics reporter Howard Wilkinson:

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People may associate bees with honey for their tea and home remedies, but bees are also responsible for about one out of every three bites of food we eat. 

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Though most political pundits say Donald Trump's chances to win 270 electoral votes, and the White House, are unlikely, latest polling shows the race is now a virtual tie between Trump and Hillary Clinton. 

Both Friday and Monday, Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep broadcast from the WVXU studios as he talked with Ohio voters about the presidential election.  Maryanne Zeleznik had a chance to sit down with him to talk about what it's been like covering this particular election:

 

Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan of the Hamilton County Drug Coalition task force is asking for you to get involved in fighting the heroin epidemic. He's calling it a public health crises.   

Thursday is the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Delegates will hear from nominee Hillary Clinton as she accepts their nomination. But first, WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik to wrap up Wednesday's events and chat about what local delegates have on the day's agenda.

The Democratic National Convention is underway in Philadelphia.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the first day of the convention and what to expect Tuesday.

The Democratic National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about what to expect.

Thursday is the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Delegates will hear from nominee Donald Trump as he accepts their nomination. But first, WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik to wrap up Wednesday's events and chat about what local delegates have on the day's agenda.

Midway through the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the party has officially selected Donald Trump as its nominee. But that didn't stop Ohio's delegates from loudly casting their votes for Gov. John Kasich.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the second day of the convention and what to expect Wednesday.

The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the first day of the convention and what to expect Tuesday.

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