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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:


Four members of Phish set for SPAC triple play

Four members of Phish set for SPAC triple play

June 30, 2016

The Chicago Cubs are winning big and packing baseball fans into Wrigley Field. Phish was the visiting team last weekend — and the rock-jam band ...

Proctors sets schedule for free summer movies

Proctors sets schedule for free summer movies

June 28, 2016

Movies are part of summer. Proctors in Schenectady hopes people will make movies — and the theater — parts of their summer. The State Street ...

Capital Region fireworks sales spark seasonal debate

Capital Region fireworks sales spark seasonal debate

June 27, 2016

Some things have changed about seasonal fireworks sales in New York state. Five more counties — including Albany and Schoharie — have decided to permit ...

Dan Brubeck plays his parents’ songs in a new quartet

Dan Brubeck plays his parents’ songs in a new quartet

June 23, 2016

Dave Brubeck was always in the limelight. The American jazz pianist, composer and ambassador of cool jazz was the man behind such jazz compositions as ...

Michelle Shocked teams with Greenwich native

Michelle Shocked teams with Greenwich native

June 23, 2016

Michelle Shocked has been creative and controversial. She’s been eccentric and eclectic, independent in thoughts and deeds. The Grammy-nominated singer is currently in a reflective ...

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

Stephen Israel, Niskayuna educator and aviator, dies

June 22, 2016

On the ground, Stephen S. Israel was king of Birchwood and Rosendale elementary schools in Niskayuna. Off the ground, the longtime educator was king of ...

Walking the walk: Many health benefits to a daily stroll

Walking the walk: Many health benefits to a daily stroll

June 19, 2016

Dionne Warwick used to sing “Walk On By.” Dr. Robert E. Benton isn’t a music expert — he’s in the cardiology business — but he ...

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

June 19, 2016

Rick Coté has put in his time with Movado Group. Now time has run out. The Rotterdam native will retire at the end of June ...

Capital Region drive-in movies still enchant

Capital Region drive-in movies still enchant

June 17, 2016

Come summer, Darci Wemple waits for the purple dusk of twilight time. Evening gloom means lights and color at the Ozoner 29 and El Rancho ...

Actor, producer Tate to talk about ‘Love Jones’

Actor, producer Tate to talk about ‘Love Jones’

June 16, 2016

Larenz Tate expects to celebrate the summer solstice with a cigar. The movie and television star, producer and director will be in Albany on Friday ...

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