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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This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the tight Presidential Race in Ohio, the Vice President and President coming to Dayton and tonight's debate.

Along with winning the White House this November, both major political parties are also hoping to gain a majority in the US Senate. One key senatorial race is right here in Ohio, with incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, running against Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, a Republican.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 October 25 to hear what both candidates had to say in interviews with WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson.

Michael Keating

Kentucky's Lieutenant governor will be in Northern Kentucky on the Purple People Bridge this morning to present a check to help developers proceed with a 100-million dollar entertainment complex.

A release from Representative Dennis Keene says the 650-thousand dollars from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will fund an engineering study that will determine if the historic pedestrian bridge can support the project. The Newport Southbank Bridge company is currently in talks with three developers interested in the project.

The Big Story

Oct 19, 2012

Join WVXU News Director for a look at one of the week's top stories.

The Roebling Suspension Bridge has a temporary 3- ton limit after a recent inspection showed some deterioration on the span. Chief District Engineer, Rob Hans says additional analysis and repair is needed before the limit can be lifted.

A report from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says passenger vehicles and pedestrians won't be affected, but commuter trolleys will not be allowed on the bridge. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky has implemented the Southbank Shuttle detour and TANK vehicles are no longer using the Suspension Bridge. 

With less than one month until the general election, the candidates, along with their campaigns and supporters, are pulling out all the stops to sway voters their way, especially in Ohio, a key, if not essential, prize in winning the presidency.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 October 18, as we gauge the current status of the presidential campaigns. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

WVXU News Director Maryanne Zeleznik has an interview with President of Vision 2015, Bill Scheyer, and executive director of Agenda 360, Mary Stagaman, who share the latest Regional Indicators report.  It will show how the Greater Cincinnati region compares with 12 other similar cities.  The report comes out biennially, this is the second of these reports.

Cincinnati continues to rank 10th overall among a list of 12 similar regions when it comes to 15 indicators including jobs, cost of living, and population.   The findings come in the latest Regional Indicators report from Vision 2015 and Agenda 360.

This morning WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the latest ruling in in person voting the three days before the election, the candidates in Ohio again this week and what the latest job numbers mean to the race.

Along with voting for president this November, Ohioans will decide on Issue 2, a redistricting amendment that would create a 12-person citizen commission to draw legislative and congressional district maps in the state.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 October 11, as we explore the details of Issue 2, and how it could affect future elections in Ohio. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.

Maryanne Zeleznik talks public transit and the Metro bus system with Sallie Hilvers, strategic communications director for SORTA/Metro.

Bill Cohen, Ohio Public Radio

None of the Schools are in Southwest Ohio.  The districts at a Higher Risk for Scrubbing Attendance Data are Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Marion and Campbell.  State Auditor David Yost released the prelimnary findings Thursday Morning.

According to the US Bureau of Statistics, in 2010 almost seventy-five percent of all salaried fashion designers worked in New York or California. But an upcoming event will shine a light on Cincinnati’s own fashion design industry, which continues to grow and gain national recognition.

Join us Thursday morning October 4 at 9:20 as we hear what’s in store at the next Cincinnati Fashion Week. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU. If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about early voting, the First Lady's visit and the latest polls

Images courtesy of billadkinscongress.com

When Kentucky's 4th District Congressman Geoff Davis unexpectedly resigned earlier this year, he threw the race for his seat in congress wide open.

Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Democrat Candidate Bill Adkins and Republican Candidate Thomas Massie.

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