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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UC will pay its former president more than $1.2 million during the next two years. The university's board of trustees unanimously approved the package for Greg Williams yesterday. It includes a bonus, retirement benefits, consulting fees, a year's worth of salary for his faculty position, and buying out his contract. Williams will also be allowed to live at the presidential penthouse through next January. He resigned for personal reasons less than a week before fall classes started. He'd been with UC since 2009. 

A former Cincinnati union president is now in custody in West Virginia.  The Federal Bureau of prisons lists Diana Frey as an inmate at Alderson a minimum security facility for female offenders.  Frey was sentenced in June after pleading guilty to stealing 750-thousand dollars from the Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees union.  In Court Frey said she will spend the rest of her life trying to make it up to her family and union members and repay the debt.  Her release date is listed as March 20, 2016.   

President Obama will be campaigning in Cincinnati and Columbus on Monday. A release from the Obama for America Campaign says details of the event are forthcoming. The president will travel to New York City on Tuesday.  

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about the positives and negatives coming out of the political conventions and what to expect from candidate visits in the coming weeks.

Chef Todd Kelly

Sep 8, 2012

An interview with author and master chef Todd Kelly from the December 3, 2011 Cincinnati Edition.

The author will appear at the 2012 Books By the Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Now that the Republicans and Democrats have held their conventions, we’re in the home-stretch of the presidential campaign. The candidates have  less than sixty days to convince voters to choose them to lead the country during the next four years.

It’s been one year since James Craig was sworn in as Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department. During that time the city’s homicide rate has dropped 27 percent and violent crime overall has decreased by seven percent. 

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Chief Craig about his first year, and changes in city policing that have affected the crime rate.

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about activities at the Democratic National Convention. 

WVXU's Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Democratic National Convention, from Ted Strickland's speech, to Sherrod Brown talking at the Ohio Delegation Breakfast this morning.

Update:  After this interview was recorded, Former Governor Strickland's speech was moved to tonight (Tuesday).

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson is at the Democratic National Convention.  He talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about what former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will say to the delegates tonight, and the possibility of his running for Governor again.

Breakfasts are parties begin today in Charlotte, NC for the Democratic National Convention, WVXU's Howard Wilkinson is there and talked with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about some of what you can expect this week?

It’s been one year since James Craig was sworn in as Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department. During that time the city’s homicide rate has dropped 27 percent and violent crime overall has decreased by seven percent. 

Tune in Thursday morning September 6 at 9:20 as we talk with Chief Craig about his first year, and changes in city policing that have affected the crime rate. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.

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It's the last day of the Republican National Convention, Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's  Maryanne Zeleznik about today's events.

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Howard  Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about the latest happenings at the Republican National convention.

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WVXU's Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Ohio Delegation's role in the Republican National Convention.

Family statement from Armstrong family:

To everyone who has so graciously remembered Neil Armstrong:

The outpouring of condolences and kind wishes from around the world overwhelms us and we appreciate it more than words can express.  

Many have asked if a memorial has been designated. If anyone wishes to make a memorial in his name, we suggest, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to one of these worthy organizations:

 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative

PO Box 5202

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This Wednesday Cincinnati State and Technical College will open a Middletown Campus.  Director Michael Chikeleze says the new campus will have nearly 200 new students when it opens this week.  Students will also be able to take classes at the Main Campus in Cincinnati as well as online. It will be the only Community and Technical College in Butler County.

Less than ten large cities today still have two daily newspapers, and many papers are cutting their print editions to just a few days a week. Newspapers, including The Enquirer, are evolving to stay competitive.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 August 30, as we talk with Enquirer Editor Carolyn Washburn and other journalism experts about changes at The Enquirer and the state of the newspaper industry. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU. If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

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The new campus for Cincinnati State opens in Middletown this week.  Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Campus Director Michael Chikeleze about the new facility.

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged deer ticks, and can cause fever, headache, fatigue, and infect joints and the nervous system. While reports of the disease are uncommon here, some experts believe that is because it is often misdiagnosed.

Join us Thursday morning August 23 at 9:20, as we take a look at Lyme disease. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU. If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

Home sales in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are up this July compared to the same time last year. In a release, the Cincinnati Area board of Realtors says sales were up more than 13 percent from July 2011 and the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors show a seven percent increase for the same time period. This is the 13th consecutive month where home sales increased on a month to month comparison in Cincinnati.

According to a study conducted last year, children who don’t read well by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than children who are proficient readers by third grade.

According to a new national report, the number of Ohio schools with graduation rates of sixty percent or less increased dramatically during the last decade. But the 2010 graduation rate district-wide for Cincinnati Public Schools increased to over eighty-one percent.

Guests include:
Cincinnati Public Schools Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith
President and CEO of Civic Enterprises, John Bridgeland
Vice President of KnowledgeWorks Ohio, Andrew Benson

Nationally, only seven in ten students complete high school. While many students have the will to graduate, they often don't have the necessary support. But research shows having a mentor increases a young person's chances of success.

Guests include:
Cincinnati Youth Collaboration Vice President of Mentoring, Simone Bess
Cincinnati Youth Collaboration Mentoring Coordinator, Donald Swain
Darryl Long, member of the CYC mentoring program

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Dr. John Link, who has just released the 5th edition of the Breast Cancer Survival Manual which provides patients with a great understanding of their diagnosis and the variety of treatment options.

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Brian Gill from Cool Critters Outreach about Ohio's new exotic animals law and what it means for owners of exotic animals.

This Morning Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the presidential race and the latest poll that looks at Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.
 

Yards and gardens in Greater Cincinnati typically require a bit of extra care during July and August, but this summer’s extreme heat and lack of rain have been especially brutal on our lawns, plants and trees.

Join us Thursday morning August 9 at 9:20, as we look at what you can do now to keep your yards and gardens healthy going into fall. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.  If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

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