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

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

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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

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.

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about activities at the Democratic National Convention. 

WVXU's Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Democratic National Convention, from Ted Strickland's speech, to Sherrod Brown talking at the Ohio Delegation Breakfast this morning.

Update:  After this interview was recorded, Former Governor Strickland's speech was moved to tonight (Tuesday).

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson is at the Democratic National Convention.  He talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about what former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will say to the delegates tonight, and the possibility of his running for Governor again.

Breakfasts are parties begin today in Charlotte, NC for the Democratic National Convention, WVXU's Howard Wilkinson is there and talked with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about some of what you can expect this week?

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. 

Tune in Thursday morning September 6 at 9:20 as we talk with Chief Craig about his first year, and changes in city policing that have affected the crime rate. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.

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It's the last day of the Republican National Convention, Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's  Maryanne Zeleznik about today's events.

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Howard  Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about the latest happenings at the Republican National convention.

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WVXU's Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Ohio Delegation's role in the Republican National Convention.

Family statement from Armstrong family:

To everyone who has so graciously remembered Neil Armstrong:

The outpouring of condolences and kind wishes from around the world overwhelms us and we appreciate it more than words can express.  

Many have asked if a memorial has been designated. If anyone wishes to make a memorial in his name, we suggest, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to one of these worthy organizations:

 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative

PO Box 5202

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This Wednesday Cincinnati State and Technical College will open a Middletown Campus.  Director Michael Chikeleze says the new campus will have nearly 200 new students when it opens this week.  Students will also be able to take classes at the Main Campus in Cincinnati as well as online. It will be the only Community and Technical College in Butler County.

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