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Wilkin, Jeff

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Phone: 518-395-3124

Employee Since: February 1, 1981

Arts & Life Reporter

Biography:

Jeff joined The Gazette in February 1981, and was first assigned suburban government beats. He also spent about eight years on the newspaper’s police beat. He has been a feature writer in The Gazette’s Life & Arts department since 1991. He has researched and written the newspaper’s Monday morning history page for the past 10 years and also handles The Gazette’s reader participation contests. His first-person pieces have included reports on spending a night in a haunted house, living as a “Blue Man” for a day, testing a flying machine, visiting a nudist resort and performing a cameo role at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady. Wilkin, 55, was born in Rochester and graduated from Aquinas Institute high school in 1973. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from St. Bonaventure University in 1977. He began his journalism career at The Post-Star in Glens Falls in 1978, and also has worked at the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester. Wilkin lives in Albany. His interests include cooking, reading, running, cross-country skiing, cycling, cinema, the Baltimore Orioles and Buffalo Bills.
Read his blog "Type A to Z" on dailygazette.com.

Jeff's Recent Articles:


Director of Auto Museum hopes program educates safer drivers

Director of Auto Museum hopes program educates safer drivers

May 22, 2016

Jim Letts drives a silver Lincoln MKS to work. At work, he drives the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Letts became executive director of Saratoga’s big motor ...

Six Flags Great Escape debuts new roller coaster

Six Flags Great Escape debuts new roller coaster

May 20, 2016

“Greezed Lightnin’” is rocking and rolling at the Great Escape, and the first reviews are boffo. “It’s very interesting,” said Kalab Helms, 17, a junior ...

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Troy Thursday

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Troy Thursday

May 18, 2016

Joey Ryan is on top of his topics. A partner in the contemporary folk duo The Milk Carton Kids — Kenneth Pattengale is the other ...

Dr. John, Molly Hatchet coming to Alive at Five series

Dr. John, Molly Hatchet coming to Alive at Five series

May 16, 2016

Southern rockers Molly Hatchet are among musicians coming to Albany this summer for the city's 27th season of Alive at Five. City officials announced the ...

Albany's Alive at Five concerts moving to Broadway

May 13, 2016

The Alive at Five concerts will hit Broadway this summer. While an official announcement has not been made, businesses in the Tricentennial Park section of ...

Rock Renaissance man Peter Wolf still going strong

Rock Renaissance man Peter Wolf still going strong

May 11, 2016

Lean and long, Peter Wolf looks like he’s in great shape. His secret is simple. “Seventeen eggs in the morning blended with bourbon keeps me ...

Just folk: Singer John Gorka happy with the label

Just folk: Singer John Gorka happy with the label

May 11, 2016

John Gorka has heard the new marketing labels for musicians. Some are in the New Folk Movement. Others have song books full of “Americana.” Gorka ...

Mother's Day 5K raises funds for children of cancer victims

Mother's Day 5K raises funds for children of cancer victims

May 9, 2016

Mark Mulholland believes in divine intervention — his wife Kelly Mulholland never liked rainy days. Maybe that’s why it stopped raining in Saratoga Springs on ...

Brunch a popular Mother's Day celebration

Brunch a popular Mother's Day celebration

May 9, 2016

For Diane Rivers, Sunday was a day for Matthew and mimosas. “Our tradition has been coming here for brunch and enjoying each other’s company,” said ...

Alive at Five moving — but where exactly?

Alive at Five moving — but where exactly?

May 6, 2016

Albany’s popular Alive at Five concert series will move this summer. But the new stage is still in the planning stage. The concerts have traditionally ...

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