0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4f90000Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU news team as the politics reporter and columnist in April 2012 , after 30 years of covering local, state and national politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. On this page, you will find his weekly column, Politically Speaking; the Monday morning political chats with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and other news coverage by Wilkinson. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio gubernatorial race since 1974, as well as 16 presidential nominating conventions. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots, the Lucasville prison riot in 1993, the Air Canada plane crash at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983, and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. And, given his passion for baseball, you might even find some stories about the Cincinnati Reds here from time to time.
We Preview Next Week's Election For Kentucky Governor
Kentucky voters head to the polls next Tuesday to choose the commonwealth'?s next governor: businessman and Republican Matt Bevin, or Democrat and current Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.
Here for a look at the Kentucky governor'?s race are Lexington Herald-Leader political writer and Frankfort Bureau chief Jack Brammer; reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, James Pilcher; and, WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson.