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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

Bill Hemmer Speaks At Xavier April 13

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Bill Hemmer takes a break from “America’s Newsroom” to head home and speak at Xavier University on April 13.

The Fox News Channel anchor from Delhi Township will address Xavier University’s Williams College of Business Distinguished Speakers Luncheon. His topic: “Leadership: How To Get ‘From Here To There’ Through Technology, Experience And Hard Work.”

The noon lunch and lecture are free, thanks to sponsor PNC, says Margie Simon, Xavier publicist. Reservations must be made at this link by March 31.

The Elder High School (1983) and Miami University (1987) graduate got his first experience in broadcasting at WMUB-FM (88.5). He started his career as a sports producer for WLWT-TV (Channel 5).  He switched to news at WCPO-TV (Channel 9), and traveled around the world, before leaving for CNN in 1995. Ten years later, he joined the Fox News Channel in August 2005.

For Fox News, he has co-anchored a GOP presidential debate, covered the Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Fort Hood shooting, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and other major stories. He also has been involved with election coverage for more than 20 years on Fox and CNN.

On Fridays in the fall, Hemmer wears purple ties on “America’s Newsroom” (9-11 a.m. weekdays, Fox News) to support his beloved Elder Panthers football team. He co-anchors “America’s Newsroom” with Marth MacCallum.

He’s @BillHemmer on Twitter.

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.