Jennifer Merritt

Digital Editor

Jennifer Merritt brings 15 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU, having served in various digital roles for such legacy publications as InStyle and Parade, as well as start-ups like Levo League and iVillage. She helped these outlets earn several awards, including MIN's 2015 Digital Team of the Year. She graduated from Rutgers University with a journalism major and English minor and has continued her education with professional development classes through the Poynter Institute, Columbia University and PMJA. Before moving to Cincinnati from New York in 2016, she vowed her son would always call it "soda" and not "pop." She has so far been successful in this endeavor. 

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Updated: March 28 at 5:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Reds announced it was postponing its 2018 Thursday home opener against the Washington Nationals due to weather. We wondered: Had this happened before? 

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An online candy store has released an interactive map of the top jelly beans flavors by state, and as it turns out, the same is true in jelly beans as it is in politics: As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.

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Phil Armstrong

March 23 is National Puppy Day, and that means someone somewhere has released a survey in honor of the nation's furry friends.

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America's largest mobile Ferris wheel-style ride comes back to Coney Island when the park kicks off its Opening Weekend Saturday, May 26. 

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Last updated Sunday, March 18 at 9:27 a.m..

For weeks, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black and Mayor John Cranley have been involved in a very public dispute about the city manager's future as a city employee. How did we get here? WVXU’s City Hall reporter Jay Hanselman breaks it all down with a timeline of events.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park revealed plans for its new theater late Thursday, which will see its main stage move from the current Marx Theatre to a new building in northern Eden Park. 

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Jennifer Merritt / WVXU

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, students, and faculty gathered at Elder High School Thursday morning to unveil a secondary street name in East Price Hill in honor of Mark Klusman, an Elder teacher of more than 50 years who died last December following a hit and run accident.

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Jennifer Merritt / WVXU

Hamilton County became the first in Ohio to launch a new technology-based warning system to help protect victims of domestic violence.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Updated at 12:22 p.m.

The Cincinnati Zoo's famous baby hippo Fiona has plenty of admirers, mostly of the human kind—until now.

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