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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:


Alice Cooper show will get 'political'

Alice Cooper show will get 'political'

September 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both visited the Capital Region during their drives for November. They want to be elected — selected — respected ...

Comic Steven Wright paints his own world

Comic Steven Wright paints his own world

September 25, 2016

Only Steven Wright can paint a joke. “When you wake up in the morning until you go to sleep, thousands of pieces of information come ...

Woman searches for half-brother she never met

Woman searches for half-brother she never met

September 25, 2016

Maybe the man who was once Mark Robin Rauch moved to California in 1993 and is an architect. Could be Mark Robin studied literature at ...

Barre moves beyond Jethro Tull repertoire

Barre moves beyond Jethro Tull repertoire

September 22, 2016

The first six notes of “Aqualung” are among the most iconic sounds in progressive rock. Martin Barre’s guitar burst set the scene for what would ...

Rise & shine: Early start urged for fans of balloon fest

Rise & shine: Early start urged for fans of balloon fest

September 21, 2016

Big birds will be the air this weekend in Queensbury. One will be red-faced mad. The other will wear the golden glow of happiness. “Angry ...

Los Angeles-based The Relationship headlines LarkFest

Los Angeles-based The Relationship headlines LarkFest

September 21, 2016

Big bands and big crowds return to downtown Albany on Saturday, for the 35th annual LarkFest. The annual autumn party will begin at 10 a.m. ...

Sharing the weirdness: Al Yankovic making Schenectady debut

Sharing the weirdness: Al Yankovic making Schenectady debut

September 14, 2016

Al Yankovic is only weird for two hours a day. Most of the time, he’s just a regular guy. “It’s the same Al, but I’m ...

Gaelic Storm heads lineup for Irish 2000 Music & Arts Fest

Gaelic Storm heads lineup for Irish 2000 Music & Arts Fest

September 14, 2016

Good Irish music and good Irish moods will return to the Saratoga County Fairgrounds this weekend, as the Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival sounds ...

Teen's 2-minute video wins $25k Taco Bell award

Teen's 2-minute video wins $25k Taco Bell award

September 4, 2016

Paige Aleah Kosinski is taking notes at Belmont University. She’s probably going to play a few, too. The 18-year-old from Tribes Hill has started her ...

Grill a great steak with these tips

Grill a great steak with these tips

September 3, 2016

Some people look for summer sizzle at the beach. Guys like Tom Alicandro look for sizzle on the grill. Warmer weather is almost on the ...

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