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.


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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NKU begins NCAA Division One play
6:52 am
Tue November 13, 2012

NKU Athletic Teams Begin First Year in NCAA Division One

  • Northern Kentucky University is starting its first year as an NCAA Division One athletics program. th e women's basketball team has already played its first game at U.C. under the new status. The men's team plays its first Division One game today at the University of San Diego. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked NKU Athletics Director Scott Eaton what kinds of changes he has seen as a result of the move up to Division One.
Campaign to build healthier communities begins
12:47 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Awareness Campaign to Build Healthier Communities Begins in Cincinnati

Regional News
12:02 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Kentucky Tax Amnesty Ends Soon

A 61-day tax amnesty in Kentucky will soon end. Delinquent taxpayers have until November 30 to come forward and pay up. Lori Flanery is Secretary of the state's Finance and Administration Cabinet. She tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that the response to the program has been excellent. Flanery says the cabinet  has gotten the word out through billboards, TV and newspaper ads, webinars and one other method.

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