Kabir Bhatia


Kabir Bhatia joined WKSU as a Reporter/Producer and weekend host in 2010.  He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Kent State University.  While a Kent student, Bhatia served as a WKSU student assistant, working in the newsroom and for production.

Among his awards, he was named Best of Show – Best Reporter in Ohio for 2013 by the Ohio chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Toboggan chutes

Colder temperatures and the possibility of snow this week mean that local ski resorts can finally open for the first time this season. But as WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports, another Cleveland winter spot is already open.

Amit Majmudar

Ohio's first Poet Laureate begins his two-year term on Friday. And as WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports, he has roots in both the Far East and Northeast Ohio.

Nuclear radiologist Amit Majmudar was appointed by Gov. Kasich because of the variety of poetry styles he’s worked in. The 36-year-old Indian-American lives near Columbus, but he grew up in Mayfield, went to the University of Akron and NEOMED and did his residency at University Hospitals. He calls the poetry post both an honor and a responsibility.

Pastor Mary Michel

  Two of Akron’s musical landmarks found new life in 2015, as Time Traveler Records re-opened and the former Lentine’s Music building found a new tenant. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.

West Point Market

After 79 years, Akron’s West Point Market closes this week. But as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, plans are being made to re-open the specialty grocery store soon.

On Saturday, there was a line out to the parking lot at 1711 West Market Street, as foodies like retired teacher Carol Hendrickson prepared to head into the chocolate-colored-brick building one last time.

Photo of tribute to Tamir Rice

A Cleveland grand jury has decided against indicting two police officers in the November 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Prosecutor Tim McGinty says a "perfect storm of human error" led to the death of Tamir Rice, who was holding what turned out to be a toy pellet gun when he was shot by police within two seconds of their arriving.

"The death of Tamir Rice was an absolute tragedy. It was horrible, unfortunate and regrettable. But it was not, by the law that binds us, a crime."