JOHN KIESEWETTER - "Headlines: To Err is Human, To Laugh Is Divine"

John Kiesewetter has covered Cincinnati TV and media for more than 30 years.  He has written his “Media Beat” blog for WVXU-FM since 2015, after nearly three decades covering the local and national beat for the Cincinnati Enquirer. 

His stories, blog and columns have chronicled local TV/radio personalities; the stars who grew up here; breaking news about national and local TV, radio and media trends; the major movies filmed here; and Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history. He’s also done one-hour specials for WVXU-FM about the 1977 Beverly Hills fire, the Beatles 1966 concert at Crosley Field and the Cincinnati summer music festival, in addition to periodic interviews for “Cincinnati Edition” and “Around Cincinnati.”

He’s traveled Los Angeles and New York as TV critic to preview shows, visit studios and interview stars ranging from George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey and Roy Rogers to Woody Harrelson, Mark Harmon, Jennifer Garner, David Letterman and Fred Rogers.

The Middletown native started his career at the Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, after graduating from Ohio University. The first 10 years at the Enquirer he was a news reporter, suburban and regional news editor, and features editor. 

He lives in Fairfield with his wife, Sue, a freelance reporter for The Enquirer.

Location: Queen City Club


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