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John Kiesewetter

TV/Media Reporter

Expertise: Broadcasting, movies and media

Education: Ohio University

Favorite Tri-State Neighborhood: Fairfield, where I’m within walking distance to Jungle Jim's!


  • Covered broadcasting for 30 years for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the last 8 years for Cincinnati Public Radio
  • Traveled to Los Angeles to preview TV shows and visit studios three dozen times
  • Author of Joe Nuxhall: The Old Lefthander & Me, about the former Reds broadcaster and pitcher
  • Was the Enquirer's county government reporter, suburban news editor, and Tempo (lifestyle/entertainment) section editor before becoming TV columnist in 1985


TV/Media reporter John Kiesewetter joined Cincinnati Public Radio in 2015 after 40 years with the Cincinnati Enquirer as a reporter, suburban editor, regional editor, features editor and TV columnist. John is a past board member of the Television Critics Association. He lives in Fairfield with his wife, Sue, a freelance reporter for the Enquirer. John's first book, Joe Nuxhall: The Old Lefthander & Me, was published in fall 2021.


The Middletown, Ohio, native interned four summers at the Middletown Journal while studying journalism at Ohio University, where he was editor of The Post, the independent weekday student newspaper, his senior year (1975).

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