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.


Impact Cincinnati
12:52 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Impact Cincinnati: Cincinnati Dining

Polly Campbell, Courtney Tsitouris and Donna Covrett in the WVXU studios.

December 6, 2012

Going out to dinner should always be an enjoyable experience, and that’s especially true when friends and family gather to celebrate the holidays. If you’re looking for an evening to remember, or the perfect place to take out-of-town guests, Greater Cincinnati offers plenty of options.

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11:46 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Drawbridge Hotel and Convention Center will Close Sunday

The Drawbridge Hotel and Convention Center will close Sunday.  A release says the closing of the hotel will allow the new ownership time to clearly focus on future opportunities for the site and weigh the feasibility of remaining in the hospitality industry. 

The closure will not affect McHale’s Events and Catering’s events scheduled in the hotel convention space and the Pizza Pub will remain open.


Impact Cincinnati
10:15 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Impact Cincinnati for November 29, 2012

Sheriff-Elect Jim Neil and Chief Deputy-Elect Mark Schoonover in the WVXU studios

Throughout the lives of many local residents, only one man has been in charge of policing in Hamilton County. But after 25 years, Simon Leis is retiring, and there will soon be a new sheriff in town. Jim Neil takes over as Hamilton County sheriff in January.

Tune in Thursday morning November 29 at 9:20 as we talk with Sheriff-Elect Jim Neil and Chief Deputy-Elect Mark Schoonover. You can send your questions to We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.

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9:11 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Howard Wilkinson Weekly Chat

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about some suggestions to change the way electoral votes are counted in Ohio and the counting of provisional ballots in the state.

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November 25, 2012
12:31 am
Fri November 23, 2012

P&G's Safe Drinking Water Program

Procter and Gamble’s Safe drinking water program is being called one of the world’s most impactful developments.It was just presented with the 2012 Economist Social Innovation Award. On this morning’s Big Story, Maryanne Zeleznik talks with the innovator of the program, Phil Souter.