As FC Cincinnati takes the leap to MLS in 2019, Cincinnati Soccer Talk is also making some big-time changes to improve our coverage for next season. We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist Jeff Wallner to help us expand our coverage of the Orange and Blue.
Wallner currently covers the Reds, Bengals and college basketball for WCPO.com. He also contributes for the Cincinnati Enquirer and Associated Press.
“I’m excited to join the Cincinnati Soccer Talk team and assist with coverage of all things FC Cincinnati as it enters MLS. I look forward to working with people who share my passion for FCC and the world’s most popular sport,” says Wallner.
Over the past 24 years, Wallner has written for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Basketball Times, Winston Salem Journal, MLB.com, Tampa Tribune, Baseball America, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Boston Herald, Indianapolis Star, Springfield Republican, Worcester Telegram, Northern Virginia Daily, Medford Mail Tribune, Newport News Daily Press, Cincy Magazine, Venture Portfolio Magazine, with bylines in Yahoo!, CBS Sports.com, Fox Sports.com, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Daily Mail, New York Post, and others.
For 10 years, Wallner wrote a popular weekly sports column for Pulse Weekly, formerly the Downtowner Newspaper in Cincinnati. He spent several years writing for the Chicago Cubs, his favorite team growing up, with stories published in Vine Line, the team’s monthly newspaper, and the game programs at Wrigley Field.
“The opportunity to bring on an experienced, veteran journalist like Jeff who’s passionate about the beautiful game of soccer is incredible,” says CST founder Nick Seuberling. “We knew that once FC Cincinnati made the leap to Major League Soccer, our coverage was going to have to take the next step as well. Jeff is going to help us achieve this in 2019. We’re looking forward to sharing his great work with our readers.”
Said CST Director of Content Rob Peirce: “Adding someone with Jeff’s experience is a great asset to our staff. Jeff will help strengthen our strong written coverage of FC Cincinnati.”
“Without the generous financial support of our 70 supporters, we would not have been able to make this happen. We can’t thank our supporters enough for all that they do for us,” says Seuberling.
Wallner resides in Mount Washington, an eastside neighborhood in Cincinnati, with his wife Julia and son Benjamin, 9. You can follow Jeff at the links below:
We are THRILLED to welcome local veteran journalist @JeffWallner to the CST staff to bolster our @fccincinnati and @MLS coverage. More about Jeff here:https://t.co/fJLeJdCsyk#soccer #MLS pic.twitter.com/gtUCZu0LGE
— Cincy Soccer Talk (@cincysoccertalk) November 9, 2018