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Tana Weingartner

Senior Editor / Reporter

Expertise: Knows a little bit about a lot of things

Education: University of Cincinnati, Miami University


Favorite Tri-State Neighborhood: Any neighborhood with a good hiking trail.


  • Senior editor and reporter for WVXU and WMUB with an interest in telling great stories
  • More than 20 years of reporting experience in public radio
  • Winner of multiple awards, including Best Reporter in Ohio and a Regional Murrow Award


Prior to joining Cincinnati Public Radio full-time in 2010, Tana Weingartner served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. At WVXU, she covers a range of topics, from breaking news to Ohio's Indigenous history and the local infant mortality rate. Another beloved beat for her — and listeners— is her "Tanimal" reporting on the state of various animals in our region, including the Cincinnati Zoo's famous Fiona the hippo.

She has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award.

She enjoys snow skiing, soccer and dogs.


Tana earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati with a writing certificate in journalism, and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University.

About WVXU

The central pillar of Cincinnati Public Radio’s local network — accounting for the lion’s share of its 211,000 listeners each week — 91.7 WVXU is among the most reliable media institutions in the Tri-State region. Our mission is to always be a trusted, independent source of journalism, music and culture, empowering a vibrant, engaged and informed community.

Why trust us

Our team of reporters and editors have decades of experience writing and reporting the news. Our first responsibility is to our listeners and readers. There is no connection between our funding and editorial decisions. When we do cover a funding partner, a disclosure will be mentioned on-air and online. We take pride in our work, editing and fact-checking every story. If an article warrants a correction, we will immediately correct it and explain the correction for complete transparency.