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.


Local News
1:33 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Local Business Leaders Want New Ohio River Bridge on Faster Track

Local and regional business leaders say building a second bridge to take the traffic load off the Brent Spence must be put on a faster schedule. They also say the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas must find a way to do it on their own without waiting for federal assistance that might never arrive. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg reports.


Local News
11:20 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Historian and Best-Selling Author to Speak at Main Public Library

Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. the Main Public Library in downtown Cincinnati will present a free lecture by Erik Larson, a historian who has authored several New York Times bestselling books.  His latest work is called "In the Garden of Beasts".  The title refers to the Berlin park known as the Tiergarten. The story begins in 1933,  just months after Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.  Larson talked about his lecture with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. 

Local News
10:32 am
Fri May 4, 2012

History of Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Museum

The  138th annual running of the Kentucky Derby happens this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville. To find out about the history of the Run for the Roses, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Wendy Treinen, the Director of Communications for the Kentucky Derby Museum.  She says the derby began in 1875.

Local News
4:49 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

City of Cincinnati Offers Green Electric Power

The city of Cincinnati says it has become the first major city in the U.S. to offer 100% green electricity to qualified residential and small business consumers.  WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg talked about the program with City Manager Milton Dohoney.

Local News
11:00 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Votruba Delivers Final NKU Spring Convocation Address

Northern Kentucky University has come a long way in the past 15 years; but there's still more work to be done. That's what outgoing President Dr. Jim Votruba told university faculty and staff Wednesday in his final Spring Convocation address. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
11:59 am
Thu April 26, 2012

CSO Names New Music Director

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has a new Music Director.  Louis Langree will take the baton starting with the 2013-2014 season. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
10:39 am
Wed April 18, 2012

NKU Names New President

It's now official. Geoffrey Mearns will become the new President of Northern Kentucky University on August 1. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
11:10 am
Mon April 16, 2012

New Washington Park Garage Opens This Week

The new garage beneath Washington Park in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood opens to the public this Friday.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the garage and the park renovations with Anastasia Mileham, a spokeswoman for 3CDC, the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation.

Local News
11:04 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Cincinnati Police and Other Law Enforcement Agencies Nab Weapons and Make Arrests

Cincinnati Police, along with federal ATF officers and the Ohio Parole Authority are announcing major results from a collaborative crackdown on violent crime in the city. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
12:02 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Christ Hospital Tests Surgical Treatment for High Blood Pressure

The Christ Hospital says it's the first medical center in the Cincinnati region to test a new surgical treatment for high blood pressure.  The hospital is also recruiting new patients to take part in the surgical trial.  Dr. Eugene Chung is Director of Outcomes at The Christ Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center. He tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that high blood pressure is an almost universal problem, especially as we age. He says, in many patients, it's very difficult to control.