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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:


Grant stepping down as ballet solo pianist

Grant stepping down as ballet solo pianist

July 30, 2016

Like James Bond, Cameron Grant will return. But the adventures will be a little different next time around. Grant has played his last piece as ...

Pianist Alexander bringing good vibes to town

Pianist Alexander bringing good vibes to town

July 28, 2016

Monty Alexander brings his orchestra to Schenectady on Sunday. “I’ve long believed the piano is an orchestra on its own,” said the Jamaican-born pianist. “It’s ...

Future and former racehorses on view at Saturday’s farm tour

Future and former racehorses on view at Saturday’s farm tour

July 28, 2016

Most of the horses at Saratoga Race Course are on the job. They’re in training for upcoming races, so morning workouts, baths and cool-offs are ...

These Doobies feature former Albany resident

These Doobies feature former Albany resident

July 27, 2016

The Doobie Decibel System’s home base is San Francisco — way out west. Heading east is no problem. “We’ve played more than half our shows ...

Marty Wade: A garage band’s best friend

Marty Wade: A garage band’s best friend

July 24, 2016

Teen musicians in the 1960s listened to Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Elvis Presley. They knew all about Herman’s Hermits, the Supremes and Paul Revere ...

State Police: Woman's abduction story fabricated

State Police: Woman's abduction story fabricated

July 24, 2016

State police said Saturday that Rachael Lynn Mattice, whose June disappearance sparked a massive police search in Hamilton County, made up the whole story. Mattice, ...

The band plays on: Union Fire Company in Ballston Spa keeps tradition alive

The band plays on: Union Fire Company in Ballston Spa keeps tradition alive

July 24, 2016

Eleven musicians sat in a half circle inside Ballston Spa’s Union Fire Company No. 2. The trumpets and piccolo were ready. So were the clarinets, ...

Two-legged race featured Saturday morning in Saratoga

Two-legged race featured Saturday morning in Saratoga

July 24, 2016

The horses worked early Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. So did the runners — 955 members of the shorts and sneakers set participated in the ...

Alleged Johnstown abductee charged with false report

Alleged Johnstown abductee charged with false report

July 23, 2016

State police say Rachael Lynn Mattice, whose June disappearance sparked a massive police search in Hamilton County, made up the whole story. Mattice, 24, who ...

10 great places to take a selfie in Saratoga

10 great places to take a selfie in Saratoga

July 23, 2016

Got a camera? Sure you do. Everybody has one. Got some time in Saratoga Springs this summer? Sure you do. Everybody gets some. People on ...

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