People

  • Morning Edition host

    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...

  • News Director

    Andrew joined WKSU News in 2014.  He oversees the daily operations of the WKSU news department and its reporters and hosts, coordinates daily coverage, and serves as editor.  His commitment is to help foster reporting that marks the best of...

  • Statehouse Reporter

    Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus...

  • SALES ASSOCIATE

    Ben Rancman joined WKSU in 2018. He comes to WKSU with experience in both non-profit development and media sales. Ben is an avowed "news junkie" who has always made NPR a major component of his "media diet."

    As a lifelong resident of...

  • Contributor/WKSU Shuffle

  • Senior Network Administrator

    Chuck is responsible for the technology side of WKSU. A 1987 engineering graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Chuck came to WKSU in 1991 from the Kent State University graduate program in Computer Science. His duties include managing...

  • Systems Administrator

    Dan came to WKSU in early 2008 after many years of working with several area non-profit FM stations. He started working with WSTB in high school, and continued as a volunteer for many years afterwards, which helped spark his interest in the...

  • Director of Programming

    Ele Ellis joined the WKSU staff in August 2013 as the station’s program director. She is responsible for managing the sound of WKSU’s broadcast content, including the primary signal and the HD Radio all news and all classical channels. Ellis...

  • All Things Considered host, Exploradio

    A career in radio was a surprising turn for me seeing that my first love was science. I studied chemistry at the University of Akron and for 13 years lived the quiet life of an analytical chemist in the Akron...

  • Akron Reporter

    Jennifer Conn joined WKSU in February 2019 as Akron reporter. 

    A Northeast Ohio native, Jennifer has covered Akron news for cleveland.com and Crain’s Akron Business. She was also a member of the inaugural staff of The Devil Strip, and...

  • Statehouse Reporter

    Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including...

  • Production Coordinator

    After a degree in broadcasting and theater from BGSU, Joe’s professional radio world commenced in Archbold, Ohio, in 1979, where he was the overnight deejay.  In 1980 he transitioned to one of Ohio’s original radio stations, WSPD in Toledo. ...

  • Producer, Folk Alley

    Jon joined the station in September 2012 and is the producer for Folk Alley. He loves all the things he gets to do at the station; from meeting up-and-coming bands to recording concerts for the stream, every day is a new adventure. 

    Jon...

  • WEEKEND HOST

    Joyce Johnson was born with a radio name and has been on the air since she was 18-years old at Ohio University where she received her  B.S. in Communications.  She received her M.A. in Communications from the University of Akron where she...

  • Project Operations Coordinator

    Judy began working at WKSU in September of 2014. Prior to that, she spent almost 19 years in the Honors College at Kent State University. She was looking to do something new and different when she applied to WKSU and this definitely fit the...

  • Reporter

    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...

  • Operations Coordinator

    Kandy has been the Operations Coordinator for WKSU since 2007 and has been in cable advertising, commercial broadcasting and now Public Broadcasting since 1998.  Just can’t get enough! Kandy has a degree in Business Administration and has...

  • Ohio Public Radio and TV Statehouse Bureau Chief

    Karen is a lifelong Ohioan who has served as news director at WCBE-FM, assignment editor/overnight anchor at WBNS-TV, and afternoon drive anchor/assignment editor in WTAM-AM in Cleveland. In addition to her daily reporting for Ohio’s public...

  • Assistant Director of Advancement

    Keith joined WKSU in March of 2019 as the Assistant Director of Advancement. His focus is on donor engagement, major gifts, and planned giving. After earning a master's degree in Library and Information Science, Keith spent a decade at area non...

  • Senior Sales Associate
  • Accounting Specialist

    Linda recently celebrated her 15 year anniversary at Kent State University although she joined the WKSU staff in August 2011.  She loves the atmosphere at the radio station and is proud to be associated with an organization that she feels...

  • Fundraising and Communications Director

    Lindsay joined WKSU in November of 2016. Her responsibilities include developing  annual membership and communication strategies, managing the membership and communication departments, growing the membership base, managing station events and...

  • 2018-2019 Walton D. Clarke Fellow/Morning Edition Producer

    Lydia Taylor is the Walton D. Clarke Fellow at WKSU 2019-2020. Taylor is a recent graduate of Kent State University and earned a degree...

  • Social Justice Reporter

    M.L. Schultze came to WKSU as news director in July 2007 after 25 years at The Repository in Canton, where she was managing editor for nearly a decade. She’s now the digital editor and an award-winning reporter and analyst who has appeared on...

  • Arts Reporter/Host

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