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. 

Ways to Connect

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.

The Reds released a statement today saying as Manager Dusty Baker was being discharged from a Chicago hospital on Friday he suffered a mini-stroke and immediately was treated by the hospital's stroke team, which minimized the effects of the stroke.

Reds Clinch

Sep 22, 2012

Reds are National League Central Champs.

They clinched with a 6-0 win over the Dodgers and are the first team to win its division this season.

Plan the Way

Sep 21, 2012

With the importance and high cost of attending college these days, families have to do their homework and develop a plan long before their kids are close to high school graduation. Choosing the right school, deciphering the admissions process and figuring out financing can seem overwhelming.

Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Chris and Tom Candelaresi from the Plan the Way Foundation.

The 37th annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati begins this weekend.  The event billed as the 2nd largest Oktoberfest in the world, only behind the original in Munich, Germany is expected to draw a half million people.

Spokesman Chris Kemper says this year for the first time there will be a live Glockenspiel or clock tower at the East end of the event, with celebrities and dancers coming out every hour to ring the bell and mark each hour of the event. 

WVXU Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the President's latest campaign stop in Cincinnati.

With the importance and high cost of attending college these days, families have to do their homework and develop a plan long before their kids are close to high school graduation. Choosing the right school, deciphering the admissions process and figuring out financing can seem overwhelming.

Join us Thursday morning September 20 at as we discuss ways students and their parents can best prepare for college. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

A release from the Obama Campaign says the President will speak at Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park, Monday morning you can get in starting at 10:00.  The event is free, but you will need a ticket. They'll be available starting at 9:00 AM tomorrow at these locations:  

East Walnut Hills OFA-Ohio Office

2718 Woodburn Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45206

Forest Park OFA-Ohio Office

1240 West Kemper Road

Cincinnati, OH 45240

College Hill OFA-Ohio Office

5846 Hamilton Ave

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