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.


American Graduate
10:40 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Impact Cincinnati for August 16, 2012

Stephanie Byrd of United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Success by 6, Deborah Bradshaw of Cincinnati Public Schools and Greg Landsman Strive Together

According to a study conducted last year, children who don’t read well by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than children who are proficient readers by third grade.

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American Graduate
8:57 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Impact Cincinnati: Ideas for reducing the high school dropout rate

Dr. Anthony Smith and Andrew Benson in the WVXU Studio (John Bridgeland on phone)

According to a new national report, the number of Ohio schools with graduation rates of sixty percent or less increased dramatically during the last decade. But the 2010 graduation rate district-wide for Cincinnati Public Schools increased to over eighty-one percent.

Guests include:
Cincinnati Public Schools Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith
President and CEO of Civic Enterprises, John Bridgeland
Vice President of KnowledgeWorks Ohio, Andrew Benson

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Local Mentoring Programs
8:51 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Impact Cincinnati: Local Mentoring Programs

Darryl Long, Simone Bess and Donald Swain in the WVXU Studios

Nationally, only seven in ten students complete high school. While many students have the will to graduate, they often don't have the necessary support. But research shows having a mentor increases a young person's chances of success.

Guests include:
Cincinnati Youth Collaboration Vice President of Mentoring, Simone Bess
Cincinnati Youth Collaboration Mentoring Coordinator, Donald Swain
Darryl Long, member of the CYC mentoring program

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Women's Health
3:00 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Breast Cancer Survival Manual

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Dr. John Link, who has just released the 5th edition of the Breast Cancer Survival Manual which provides patients with a great understanding of their diagnosis and the variety of treatment options.

The Big Story
2:07 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Ohio's New Exotic Animals Law

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Brian Gill from Cool Critters Outreach about Ohio's new exotic animals law and what it means for owners of exotic animals.