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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:


A Flurry of dance on tap for Saratoga

A Flurry of dance on tap for Saratoga

February 10, 2016

Bruce Hamilton teaches country-style, and knows dances like the “All Saints Day,” “Jack’s Health” and the “Three Sea Captains.” That’s English country style, and there ...

O.A.R. lets fans choose set list for Palace show

O.A.R. lets fans choose set list for Palace show

February 10, 2016

With rock band longevity come rock band perks. Chris Culos and his high-school friends from Rockville, Maryland, have been on stage with O.A.R. since 1996. ...

For arts, education, Carver Center has long history

For arts, education, Carver Center has long history

February 7, 2016

For some people, the Carver Community Center has always been a place for fellowship. For others, it has been a haven for athletics and art ...

Cardboard sleds add creative spark to carnivals

Cardboard sleds add creative spark to carnivals

February 6, 2016

There was no other way. Lillian Dechene and her friends would have to risk a cold start for the Millennium Falcon. The Falcon’s hyperdrive engine ...

Springsteen bringing 'The River' to Albany

Springsteen bringing 'The River' to Albany

February 3, 2016

Next week, “The River” runs through Albany. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band return to the Times Union Center on Monday, and the big ...

Mardi Gras blast headed to Proctors

Mardi Gras blast headed to Proctors

February 3, 2016

Steve Riley can’t bring Louisiana’s country-style Mardi Gras celebration to Schenectady. “I’m talking about people in the small towns around Lafayette, the old traditional Mardi ...

Mild now, but don't count winter out

Mild now, but don't count winter out

February 1, 2016

Groundhog + shadow = more winter. Groundhog - shadow = early spring. That’s how people do winter equations in Punxsutawney, Pa. They’ll be working on ...

Chowderfest coming to Saratoga Springs

Chowderfest coming to Saratoga Springs

January 31, 2016

Chowder and cabin fever share a link in Saratoga Springs. Todd Garofano, president of the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau, believes the fever leads to ...

Football star Tony Nathan recalls ‘Woodlawn’

Football star Tony Nathan recalls ‘Woodlawn’

January 29, 2016

Tony Nathan has been in the spotlight before. In the early 1970s, he was among the first black football players at Woodlawn High School in ...

Tobi Saulnier joins Daily Gazette board

Tobi Saulnier joins Daily Gazette board

January 29, 2016

Tobi Saulnier of East Greenbush has been appointed to The Daily Gazette Co.’s fiduciary board. Saulnier, chief executive officer of 1st Playable Productions in Troy, ...

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