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.

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News from WNKU
12:13 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Creator of Mr. Clean Character for P&G Dies at 92

Credit courtesty of Procter and Gamble

Richard Black, the artist who created the Mr. Clean character for Procter & Gamble, has died in Dayton, Ohio at the age of 92. The Philadelphia  native opened his own studio in 1950 and was a longtime educator. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with P&G's Senior Archivist Greg McCoy about the artist and the history of Mr. Clean.   

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News from WNKU
12:31 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Reds Fans Pack Streets for Findlay Market Parade

Reds fans took advantage of the warmth and sunshine to line the streets of downtown Cincinnati for yesterday's 95th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.  

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News from WNKU
10:28 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Drew Lachey Hosts CincySings

Drew Lachey

Entertainer and Cincinnati native Drew Lachey is hosting a competition called CincySings. He tells WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg it’ll be an evening to celebrate the arts and raise awareness for Artswave, the organization that raises money for local arts organizations.

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News from WNKU
10:37 am
Mon March 24, 2014

LaRosa's Celebrates Milestone Today

Today, one of Cincinnati's most iconic, family-owned businesses is celebrating its 60th anniversary. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Buddy LaRosa and his son Mark about their mini empire of pizzerias.  

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News from WNKU
8:18 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Portsmouth Enters America in Bloom Program

Tuesday, March 18, at 6:00 pm in the Portsmouth Public Library, the organization called Main Street Portsmouth will hold a public meeting to talk about the city's entry into the America in Bloom program.  Executive Director Sarah Surina hopes to garner suggestions and get volunteers to sign up for the beautification effort. She talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

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News from WNKU
12:03 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Social Services, KY Schools Partner for Training on Child Protection

About a hundred Kentucky education professionals are attending a workshop today in Lexington.  They're working with the state's social services agency to learn how to keep children safer. Teresa James,  Commissioner of the Department of Community-Based Services in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the problem of abused and neglected children is a serious one in Kentucky.    

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News from WNKU
12:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NKU Host Northern Kentucky History Day March 22

On March 22, the annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day will be held in the Votruba Student Union at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Andrea Watkins, a history professor at NKU, is coordinator of the event. She spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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News from WNKU
11:41 am
Mon March 10, 2014

NKU DUAL DEGREE AGREEMENT WITH KOREAN UNIVERSITY

Northern Kentucky University and Hansung University in Seoul, South Korea have signed a Dual Degree Agreement, which is the first of its kind for each of the two schools. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dr. Francois LeRoy, Executive Director of NKU's International Education Center. He says the agreement is the result of a partnership between the two universities, which  began in 2007.  

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News from WNKU
11:06 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Betts Longworth Tours Resume This Month

Starting this month, the Betts House in Cincinnati's West End will resume walking tours of the Betts Longworth Historic District on the fourth Saturday of each month. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Dayle Deardurff, Executive Director of the Betts House, where the district is located.   

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News from WNKU
6:22 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Cincinnati Gears Up for Bockfest

Cincinnati's 22nd annual Bockfest takes place this weekend. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the event with Steve Hampton, Executive Director of the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation.  

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