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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photo of Rolling Acres Mall

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, June 25:

  • Akron begins process of revitalizing Rolling Acres Mall property;
  • Radioactive soil begins transport from Ohio to Michigan landfill;
  • Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that killed Mentor officer;
  • Ohio reaches settlement with inmate over strip search;
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gives Cleveland residents free admission;
  • Sandusky bar shooting injures five, no arrests made;

Akron begins process of revitalizing Rolling Acres Mall property

Summit County Courthouse

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, June 22: 

Youngstown, OH
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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, June 21:

Shawn Brewster

A group of female-fronted bands in Cleveland is coming together for a cause. The second annual Women Rock CLE concert at the House of Blues next month was organized by the roots rock band AJ & The Woods, fronted by musican Alison Tomin.