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.


More Kentuckians want statewide smoke-free law
11:23 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Survey: More Kentuckians Favor Statewide Smoke-Free Law

In the latest version of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's annual survey that began three years ago, the highest to-date percentage of Kentuckians supports a statewide smoke-free law. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the poll and its results with Dr. Susan Zepeda, the non-profit foundation's President and CEO. 

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Regional News
3:08 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Girl Scouts Gear Up for Annual Cookie Sale

On Friday, January 4, Girl Scouts in Cincinnati and other parts of Western Ohio begin taking customer orders for their annual cookie sale.  Ann Macdonald, Communications Manager for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio,  says the cookie program is the largest girl-run business in the world. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked MacDonald how and when the annual tradition got started. 

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Music Hall revitalization takes major step forward
1:45 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Deal Reached for Lease on Music Hall

The city of Cincinnati and MHRC, the Music Hall Revitalization Company, have announced an agreement on a lease for Music Hall. Otto M. Budig Jr. is the President and Board Chairman of MHRC. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Budig about the details of the agreement. 

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Prince Hall Shriners Convention
4:00 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Prince Hall Shriners Bring Convention Back to Cincinnati

Imperial Potentate Homer Buchanan

The Prince Hall  Shriners, who held their national convention in Cincinnati last year for the first time in 50 years, will be back in the Queen City in 2015. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports. 

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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.