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.  

Ways to Connect

Gov. John Kasich was on CBS’s “Late Show with Steven Colbert” last night.  Kasich repeated a lot of his talking points about party unity and running a positive campaign, but he got a little irritated when Colbert pushed back on his statements that President Obama shouldn’t appoint a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Colbert: “You said that the president should not appoint anyone unless they could be unanimously approved.”

Top headlines: Cleveland Clinic to pay $1.6 million settlement to the federal government for implanting cardiac devices too soon after surgeries; Ohio Attorney General’s office to serve as special prosecutor in Tanisha Anderson case; Ikea drops land study in suburban Cleveland that could have brought a store to the area

Top headlines: Security officer stabbed, severely injured at Akron’s St. Thomas Hospital; Akron’s First Energy reports fourth quarter losses, higher net earnings overall; Cleveland police arrest three people in connection to Monday shooting

Men’s college basketball heats up on Friday when Kent State and Akron face each other in the first of two games between the rivals in as many weeks. Akron is in first place in the Mid-American Conference East Division with Kent State two games behind.

Photo of the winter weather in Northeast Ohio.
Michael Bratton / WKSU

Top headlines: Cleveland police investigating SWAT call to store in the city’s Warehouse District; Cleveland police recruit arrested in Columbus over the weekend; Downtown Cleveland hotel looks to hire 300 people ahead of the Republican National Convention