Amanda Rabinowitz

Morning Edition host/Assistant News Director

Amanda Rabinowitz has been a reporter, host and producer at WKSU since 2007. Her days begin before the sun comes up as the local anchor for NPR’s Morning Edition, which airs on WKSU each weekday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. In addition to providing local news and weather, she interviews the Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto for a weekly commentary about Northeast Ohio’s sports scene.

Amanda has been honored by the Radio-Television Digital News Association with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for sports reporting for her story about painkiller addiction in college sports. She’s also been recognized as “best anchor” by Associated Press of Ohio and has won awards from the Press Club of Cleveland, Ohio Professional Writers and the National Federation of Press Women.

Amanda got her master’s degree from The University of Akron, where she teaches undergraduate classes in journalism and broadcasting.

Her free time is spent in her flower gardens at her Akron home, along with traveling to see her favorite bands in concert.  

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Top headlines: Man sentenced in the kidnapping and slaying of an elderly northeast Ohio couple; Number of prescriptions for painkillers continues to decline in Ohio; Security for Gov. John Kasich increases to more than $350,000 during presidential race

 

Morning headlines for Tuesday, February 9, 2016:

Morning headlines for Friday, February 5, 2016: 

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The Cleveland Browns are signaling they’re moving on from troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel. In a statement Tuesday, the Browns said that Manziel’s actions run counter to their expectations of players off the field and undermines the reputation of the organization. 

Manziel is under investigation for a possible assault involving his ex-girlfriend over the weekend in Texas. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says that after a tumultuous two seasons, it looks like the Browns are finally saying they’ve had enough of Manziel.

 

Cleveland Browns’ coach Hue Jackson has his work cut out for him over the next few months, and the 15-year NFL veteran says he’s up to the challenge. Jackson was hired last week as the team starts fresh following a 3-13 season. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about why Jackson is the right fit for a troubled franchise.

Terry Pluto says Jackson was owner Jimmy Haslam's top target when the search began.

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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is continuing his unconventional approach to reorganizing the team.

After promoting Harvard-grad analytics expert Sashi Brown to the head of football operations, Haslam has hired another numbers guru to be his chief strategy officer. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto likes the move:

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