Steve Hirschberg

Assignment Editor / Reporter

Steve has been a public radio news reporter in the Cincinnati area for three decades. He began with WGUC, then WVXU, and in 2005, came to WNKU. Steve covers breaking news, writes WNKU’s local afternoon newscasts and produces feature-length interviews and other feature stories that are heard each weekday. Steve also serves as WNKU’s News Assignment Editor. Steve has written and produced news stories and features for National Public Radio, the worldwide broadcasts of Voice of America, Ohio Public Radio, and Monitor Radio.


Montgomery County helps released prisoners
5:46 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Montgomery County Has Success with Reentry Program

Montgomery County, Ohio says it is having great success with a comprehensive program that works to keep ex-offenders from returning to a life of crime after they have been released from prison. County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman is also Co-Chair of Montgomery County's Reentry Policy Board. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Lieberman why the program is needed.

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Regional News
1:50 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Dayton Group Wants to Build Wright Bros. Monument

A non-profit group in Dayton is working on getting a monument built to honor the memory of the Wright Brothers. Curt Nelson is a spokesman for "The Wright Image Group". He spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

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Regional News
11:33 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Ohio, Kentucky to Cooperate on Funding & Building Bridge with Tolls in the Mix

The governors of Ohio and Kentucky  have taken a major step in getting the Brent Spence Bridge rehabbed and a new bridge built next to it as quickly and cheaply as possible. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports. 

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Regional News
11:01 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Shillito Christmas Elves Come Alive Again in Display at Levee

If you're a Cincinnati-area resident of a certain age, you will remember the animatronic Christmas elves that performed in the display windows of the old Shillito's department store in downtown Cincinnati, starting in 1979. When the store morphed into Macy's and moved to its current location across the street from Fountain Square,  the elves did not make the journey. But now they've been restored and are on display in a new location. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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Gifted students display art
11:28 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Gifted Students Get Art Work Exhibit at Behringer-Crawford Museum

Project ASCENT students from Taylor Mill Elementary create a 3-D mathematical pyramid for Kenton County School's MathArt Extravaganza.

Mathematics-related artwork that children from Kenton County's gifted education program have created will be on display at the  Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington tonight and Wednesday night. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Jane Bush, who coordinates programming for gifted students in the county's elementary schools.

View or download the 2012 Math Art Extravaganza Flyer

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Regional News
3:45 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

United Way Issues 2012 State of Community Report

  • Story on United Way of Greater Cincinnati's latest State of the Community Report

Today, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati released its biennial State of the Community Report. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg has the story.

Regional News
12:03 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Ohio Company is World's Largest Builder of Traditional Merry-Go-Rounds

One of the amenities planned for Cincinnati's new Smale Riverfront Park is a carousel decorated with Cincinnati motifs. The builder has not been selected yet. But a group involved with planning for the park recently visited an Ohio company that calls itself the world's largest manufacturer of wooden carousels. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Kate Blakle

y, the marketing director of Carousel Works Inc., how the    company in Mansfield got started nearly 27 years ago.

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Regional News
6:05 am
Thu November 29, 2012

What Police Officers from West Yorkshire, England Are Doing in Cincinnati

Richard Heslop and his wife, Laura Heslop, are both sergeants with the police authority in West Yorkshire, England. For the past several months they have been in Cincinnati. Richard Heslop is on a three-month Fulbright Police Research Scholarship. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked  him what he is researching.

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Regional News
5:23 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Americans Prepare to Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday

43.6 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles for Thanksgiving, this week. That's the projection from AAA. To get more details, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with auto club spokeswoman Cheryl Parker. 

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Regional News
1:08 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

St. Elizabeth Becomes Part of Mayo Clinic Care Network

Effective immediately, Edgewood, Kentucky-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare is the first hospital system in Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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