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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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

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with John Erardi from the Cincinnati  Enquirer about the success of this year's Cincinnati Reds team.

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.