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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:


Marty Wade: A garage band’s best friend

Marty Wade: A garage band’s best friend

July 24, 2016

Teen musicians in the 1960s listened to Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Elvis Presley. They knew all about Herman’s Hermits, the Supremes and Paul Revere ...

State Police: Woman's abduction story fabricated

State Police: Woman's abduction story fabricated

July 24, 2016

State police said Saturday that Rachael Lynn Mattice, whose June disappearance sparked a massive police search in Hamilton County, made up the whole story. Mattice, ...

The band plays on: Union Fire Company in Ballston Spa keeps tradition alive

The band plays on: Union Fire Company in Ballston Spa keeps tradition alive

July 24, 2016

Eleven musicians sat in a half circle inside Ballston Spa’s Union Fire Company No. 2. The trumpets and piccolo were ready. So were the clarinets, ...

Two-legged race featured Saturday morning in Saratoga

Two-legged race featured Saturday morning in Saratoga

July 24, 2016

The horses worked early Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. So did the runners — 955 members of the shorts and sneakers set participated in the ...

Alleged Johnstown abductee charged with false report

Alleged Johnstown abductee charged with false report

July 23, 2016

State police say Rachael Lynn Mattice, whose June disappearance sparked a massive police search in Hamilton County, made up the whole story. Mattice, 24, who ...

Toga10: 10 great places to take a selfie

Toga10: 10 great places to take a selfie

July 23, 2016

Got a camera? Sure you do. Everybody has one. Got some time in Saratoga Springs this summer? Sure you do. Everybody gets some. People on ...

Stirling tries to make music magic for all

Stirling tries to make music magic for all

July 20, 2016

Lindsey Stirling believes in high-powered dance and music in her videos. She uses the same formula for her live performances. “Being able to bring music ...

Michelle Shocked's Saratoga show canceled

July 20, 2016

Michelle Shocked has shocked Saratoga Springs. The eclectic, eccentric Grammy-nominated singer will not perform her “Arkansas Traveler” album Thursday night at Putnam Den, as previously ...

Afghan finds solace in colorful garden in apartment complex

Afghan finds solace in colorful garden in apartment complex

July 16, 2016

At one time, there was no color in Hafizoulha “Hafiz” Naemi’s world. He and his family were home in Kandahar, the second-largest city in Afghanistan. ...

New York State issues drought watch

New York State issues drought watch

July 15, 2016

It’s official: New York State is under a drought watch. The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued the watch — its first since 2002 — ...

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