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 Cincinnati Edition on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

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.

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This weekend's Paddlefest has been canceled because of high waters and Hurricane Bill.  Organizers say in a release, it will be held August 2nd instead because of safety concerns. 

The Roots on the River Music & Outdoor Festival at Coney Island today is still ON from 4-midnight with great music, SUP lessons, outdoor adventure vendors of all kinds, gear swap, kayak fishing contest, silent auction, etc.  



The interim President and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare will now officially fill the role.  Garren Colvin has been named to the position. 

Kevin Reynolds / WVXU

Covington is planning a big party on the Riverfront July 9-14 as part of its bicentennial and the All-Star Game.

Maryanne Zeleznik / WVXU

A former 19th century Over-the-Rhine church is getting a new life as an entertainment center. The former St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church at Twelfth and Elm will become the Transept. 

"The Transept will be a private event space and public bar," said co-owner Josh Heuser. "The bar will be in the southwest corner.  The bar will be open seven days a week with four private event spaces." 


The Wilmington police department says Karson is alive and well.  The K9 unit was found at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Starbuck and Sabina Rd in the northeastern part of Clinton County. Police had been searching for Karson for 61 days.  The dog's handler was on vacation December 23, 2014 when Karson escaped from a boarding shelter in Wilmington. 

Even after Karson was missing for a month police were still holding out hope as reported by WVXU in this story.

As of May 7, Branson AirExpress will operate flights from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun. 

You can read the release here: 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – Branson AirExpress operated by Orange Air announces discount flights to Branson (BKG), New Orleans (MSY), and Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting May 7th.  Flights will be in a 150 seat MD-83 Jet aircraft. One-way tickets include all taxes and fees can be purchased for:

ODOT / Provided

The Ohio Department of Transportation has released this video of Monday night's collapse of the old exit ramp to Hopple Street from I-75. 

The ramp reopened Tuesday night.  Crews spent all Tuesday cleaning up after several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the interstate.

One construction worker was killed and a truck driver was injured.

The collapse can be seen in the upper left hand corner of the video screen in the first few seconds.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports I-75 has reopened following Monday night's collapse.

The eastbound 74 ramp to southbound 75 is also open. 

Crews spent all Tuesday cleaning up after several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the interstate. One construction worker was killed and a truck driver was injured.

Inspectors were to have inspected the southbound lanes to ensure they were still safe for drivers.