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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:


Early-onset Alzheimer’s  needs understanding, coping skills, not fear

Early-onset Alzheimer’s needs understanding, coping skills, not fear

August 19, 2016

For Tracy Capullo, the fade began in 2013. “I couldn’t remember things,” said Capullo, 52, who lives in Rotterdam. “I went to one of my ...

Twist again in Schenectady with ‘The Soul Man’

Twist again in Schenectady with ‘The Soul Man’

August 19, 2016

I never knew the “Bristol Stomp.” But the way the dazzling Dovells — what a great name for a singing group — described the moves ...

Bus catches fire on Thruway in Albany

Bus catches fire on Thruway in Albany

August 17, 2016

No injuries were reported Wednesday afternoon when a bus caught fire in lanes leading to state Thruway Exit Exchange 24 in Albany. Police at the ...

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

August 14, 2016

Mayfield’s Lois Hill has two favorite ladies at Saratoga Race Course. One is Rachel Alexandra — the famous filly who won the Woodward Stakes on ...

Life in the fast lane: A night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

Life in the fast lane: A night at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

August 12, 2016

The power! The passion! The pride! Race car fans at Albany-Saratoga Speedway know all three. Every Friday night during the spring, summer and early autumn, ...

A day's winnings at Saratoga Race Course: $363,000

A day's winnings at Saratoga Race Course: $363,000

August 11, 2016

Dan Furman is up for the meet at Saratoga Race Course. Way up. Furman, who Daily Gazette readers might remember from a 2014 article that ...

Keyboardist says latest version of Yes keeps ‘going for it’

Keyboardist says latest version of Yes keeps ‘going for it’

August 11, 2016

Players come and go in rock bands. For Yes, the British band that first performed in 1968, a mix of new and veteran musicians now ...

Rob Thomas happy touring without a break

Rob Thomas happy touring without a break

August 10, 2016

Summer vacation? Not for Rob Thomas. Thomas is on the job through the end of September. The Matchbox Twenty lead singer is co-headlining a tour ...

Casey, O’Connell bringing Irish tunes to The Egg

Casey, O’Connell bringing Irish tunes to The Egg

August 10, 2016

Karan Casey picked up the telephone in Nashville, Tennessee, and explained the rustling in the background. “I’m just boiling the kettle,” she said. It was ...

Dervish breathes new life into old music

Dervish breathes new life into old music

August 10, 2016

Cathy Jordan is a musician. But as lead singer for traditional Irish band Dervish, she’s also an explorer. “We have a new album that came ...

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