Maryanne Zeleznik

News Director and Morning Edition Host, Host of Cincinnati Edition

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.


Local News
4:00 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Local Girls Scouts Featured on Cookie Box

Double Dutch Cookie snack bar box

Girl Scout cookies go on sale in Cincinnati today and you can see two local girl scouts featured on the box of a new snack bar.  The girls from the Comet Skippers, a Mason-based jump rope team were chosen to be featured on the Double Dutch Snack Bar box.  

Quinn Robinson is a fifth grader at Mason Intermediate School and Ally Astles is a seventh grader at Mason Middle School.  They are the featured jumpers on the box.  Sarah Cramer, a ninth grader at William Mason High School is the left jump rope turner on the snack bar wrapper. 

January 6, 2013
12:31 am
Fri January 4, 2013

A Rough Week for John Boehner

Maryanne Zeleznik and Howard Wilkinson discuss the recent past, and what lies ahead for House Speaker John Boehner.

12:25 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Jimmy John's Coming to The Banks

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is coming to the Banks.  A release  from the development team of Carter and The Dawson Company says it will open in April on the south block of Freedom Way.   “The addition of Jimmy John’s helps round out the ‘something for everyone’ atmosphere at The Banks,” said Scott Stringer, Executive Vice President at Carter. “It will be another great option for those who are downtown looking for lunch or something quick.”

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6:28 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Nitrogen Leak in Camp Washington

No injuries after a nitrogen leak at Queen City Steel Treating Co. on Spring Grove Avenue.  The Cincinnati Fire Department reports a Medic Unit discovered the leak after returning from taking a patient to the hospital.  The leak created a vapor cloud that covered Spring Grove Avenue in Camp Washington and nearby residents were evacuated or sheltered on upper floors. 

The Cincinnati Police worked with the Fire Department to isolate the area and allow the nitrogen to evaporate. Spring Grove and nearby streets were closed until 6:00 A.M.

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8:57 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Howard Wilkinson's political Chat

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about what the fiscal cliff talks could mean to House Speaker John Boehner and about some of the many races coming up in elections in 2014.

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