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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.

WKRC-TV Hires Anchor/Investigative Reporter


The investigative reporting wars are heating up in Cincinnati with the hiring of an award-winning journalist by a second TV station this month.

WKRC-TV has added Duane Pohlman, who has won more than 100 national, regional and state awards, according to his Channel 12 biography.

"He will co-anchor weekends (with Meghan Mongillo), as well as his investigative reporter duties," says Jon Lawhead, Sinclair Broadcast Group manager for Channels 12, 12.2, 64 and Dayton’s Channels 22 and 45. (Lawhead also says Channel 12 will unveil its new news set next week.)

Pohlman fills the vacancy advertised last spring. He came to town about the same time that WCPO-TV hired Craig Cheatham from St. Louis as its I-Team executive producer and reporter.

Pohlman has been named "Reporter of the Year" five times in three states: Three times by Ohio Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists; once by the Radio-Television News Directors Director of the Carolinas; and the Virginia AP, Channel 12 says.

The 1987 Bowling Green State University graduate attended Delphos St. John's High School in Delphos, OH, northwest of Lima. He has worked for TV stations in Cleveland, Seattle, Milwaukee, Raleigh and Fort Wayne.

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.