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.


Regional News
10:53 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Middletown Prepares for 10th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

This coming weekend, Middletown will host its 10th annual Mid-USA Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Publicity Director Ann Mort how the event got started.

Regional News
3:31 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

The Taft Unveils Plans for Upcoming Exhibitions

In November, Cincinnati's Taft Museum of Art is celebrating its 80th anniversary. To find out what the museum is planning for that milestone and the 2012-2013 exhibition season, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Tricia Suit, the Taft's Manager of Marketing and Communications.

Regional News
5:08 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

How to Decide if Food in Fridge is Safe After Power Outage

If you're among the thousands of customers still without electricity or with your power newly restored, you might be wondering how to keep your food safe in your refrigerator; and you might be wondering how safe it is to eat that food. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the subject with Rocky Merz, a spokesman for the Cincinnati Health Department. 

Regional News
11:10 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Ohio Governor Signs Education Reform Bill

Ohio Governor John Kasich was in Cincinnati yesterday to sign a sweeping education reform bill. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
4:55 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

New Study Will Estimate the Number of Horses in Kentucky

A new study will provide a reliable estimate of how many  horses there are in Kentucky...the state that considers itself the world's equine capital. Jill Stowe is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky. Stowe is involved in compiling the survey, which she tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg, will be a large and collaborative undertaking.

Regional News
11:10 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Annual Paddlefest Begins Thursday

The 11th annual Paddlefest begins tomorrow and continues through Saturday on and along the Ohio River in Cincinnati. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the event with its Chairman, Brewster Rhoads.

Regional News
1:06 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Artworks Gears Up for Another Summer of Creating Public Art

Artworks, Cincinnati's summertime youth public art program, has unveiled its projects for this year. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
12:54 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Scioto County Hosts Annual Relay for Life to Fight Cancer

American Cancer Society

This Friday and Saturday, Scioto County is holding its annual Relay for Life, which benefits The American Cancer Society. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the event with Rosie Williams the chair of the relay.

Regional News
10:09 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Building Doctors Come to Portsmouth

Today and tomorrow, two building doctors will be in Portsmouth to assist owners of old buildings. As part of their visit the building doctors will hold a seminar this evening at the Scioto County Welcome Center. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the Building Doctors program with Mariangela Phister. She's a technical preservation services manager with the state's Historic Preservation Office. 

Regional News
4:43 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

B'nai B'rith Archives Find New Home in Cincinnati

The archives of B'nai B'rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world and the oldest Jewish fraternal organization in U.S. history, recently arrived in Cincinnati. Their new permanent home is The American Jewish Archives on the campus of Hebrew Union College in the Clifton neighborhood. Rabbi Gary Zola is Executive Director of the archives. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Zola about the collection's significance and how Cincinnati was chosen to house the large array of B'nai B'rith documents.