Expertise: On-air host for All Things Considered, reporting
Education: Hastings College
Favorite Tri-State Neighborhood: Too many to list
- Started in radio in 1989 as a disc jockey then jumped to radio news in 1995
- Worked in small, medium, and big cities
- Known for his dramatic pause during traffic reports
- Reports WVXU's popular OKI Wanna Know series
Bill Rinehart started his radio career as a disc jockey in 1990. In 1994, he made the jump into journalism and has been reporting and delivering news on the radio in markets including Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati's WLW-AM.
In these roles, he has found himself chasing tornadoes, covering marathon government meetings, touring post-Katrina New Orleans, and staring at his phone waiting for people to return his calls. He is an advocate for the Oxford comma, and believes that more often than not the "why" question is the most important of the four Ws and H.
Bill graduated with a bachelor's degree in English. He toyed with declaring a philosophy minor, but considered it until it was too late.
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