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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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, June 20:

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Tomorrow’s NBA draft will play a big role in the Cavs’ future. Cleveland has the eighth overall pick, and it’s a decision the team will have to make without knowing LeBron James’ next move. He’s been quiet about what he’ll do when his contract is up at the end of the month.  

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says this is the Cavs' first meaningful draft pick since 2014, just before LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland. 

Make Music Day Cleveland

Thursday, hundreds of musicians will perform free concerts all over Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties – from street corners and hallways to Severance Hall and the Beachland Ballroom. It’s part of Make Music Day Cleveland.

Program Director Aliya Ultan studies cello at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and she’ll be one of some 300 artists expected to participate in Make Music Day in Cleveland. It’s a global celebration that will be held in 70 U.S. cities tomorrow.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, June 19:

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, June 15:

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