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Jeff Wilkin

Employee Since: February 1, 1981


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Life & Arts reporter

Phone Number: 518-395-3124


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:


Tulip Fest: Jonathan Edwards says there will be ‘Sunshine’

Tulip Fest: Jonathan Edwards says there will be ‘Sunshine’

May 4, 2016

Playing outdoors can be daunting for a musician. “It’s challenging in a number of ways,” said Jonathan Edwards, who will headline Sunday’s performance schedule at ...

Tulip Fest: Langhorne Slim hopes his dream continues

Tulip Fest: Langhorne Slim hopes his dream continues

May 4, 2016

Dreams come true. Langhorne Slim knows. “I’ve been writing music since I was 15,” says Slim. “I’m in my 30s, and I have been lucky ...

Tyminski teams up with pal Bowman for Egg show

Tyminski teams up with pal Bowman for Egg show

May 4, 2016

Hard to believe Dan Tyminski ever thought about looking for another job. Ronnie Bowman kept Dan away from the want ads. WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday ...

Wakeling bringing his English Beat to The Egg

Wakeling bringing his English Beat to The Egg

May 4, 2016

Dave Wakeling’s been on the run. “We’ve been busy in the studio, in between all of these tours,” said Wakeling, who leads The English Beat ...

Trio accused of assault on bus at UAlbany plead innocent

Trio accused of assault on bus at UAlbany plead innocent

May 4, 2016

Three women who said they were victims of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January — allegations police later said were false ...

Spring colds are common, can be treated with hand washing and fluids

Spring colds are common, can be treated with hand washing and fluids

May 1, 2016

Winter has cashed out, so people have put away their gloves and scarves. They’ve stashed snow shovels and ice scrapers in a corner of the ...

Deepak Chopra: Make the journey joyful

Deepak Chopra: Make the journey joyful

April 30, 2016

Deepak Chopra chuckles when asked if he’s a man on a mission. “I don’t know if that’s the right word,” said Chopra, the Indian-born American, ...

Petta’s Restaurant says goodbye after 65 years

Petta’s Restaurant says goodbye after 65 years

April 29, 2016

People have been ordering off the menu — and off the walls — at Petta’s Restaurant. “We’ve given away a lot of photos so far,” ...

Foreigner bringing 40 years of hits to Proctors

Foreigner bringing 40 years of hits to Proctors

April 27, 2016

If rock fans know “Cold As Ice,” they know rock band Foreigner. That means they also know “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded” and ...

Constitution ‘absolutely committed’ to building pipeline

Constitution ‘absolutely committed’ to building pipeline

April 25, 2016

The Constitution Pipeline Co. will try to keep its project alive. The Texas-based company, which has proposed an $875 million gas pipeline through part of ...

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