Sunday Morning Magazine

Hosted by Rodney Lear, this weekly show examines pertinent issues facing Cincinnati with open and honest discussion. Hear interviews with national celebrities, local leaders, authors, doctors, and experts on a wide range of topics.

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Latest Episodes

Poppy Harlow, Christmas Literacy Show 2021_Segment #6

Poppy Harlow is a twice-Emmy-nominated journalist who co-anchors the morning edition of CNN Newsroom and hosts the successful podcast Bossfiles with Poppy Harlow. Originally from Minnesota, she now lives in…

Nancy Redd, Christmas Literacy 2021, Segment #1

Nancy Redd is an award-winning on-air host and bestselling author. Redd, is a frequent guest on top-rated morning talk shows like The Today Show and Good Morning America. The former…

Dr. RJ Jackson_(11-21-21)_Segment #3

Dr. RJ Jackson, Teen Life Coach, Author, book Parenting Happy Teens: It’s an Inside Job. Dr. RJ Jackson, a nationally recognized teen life coach. An orthodontist-turned-teen-life-coach, Dr. RJ Jackson has…

Dale, Caregiving_ 11-14-2021 (Segment #1)

Dale, Caregiver. Dale was the primary caregiver for his wife who suffered with Alzheimer’s. Dale joined Sunday Morning Magazine to share his caregiving journey with his late wife.


• Hanna Firestone, Community Relations & Development Specialist, Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI); Patsy Baughn, Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI). Dining in…

About Rodney

Hello! My name is Rodney Lear. I was born and raised here in Cincinnati. I have fond memories of going to Riverfront Stadium with the dad and older brother to watch the Big Red Machine in action. My dad, for some odd reason, would always listen to the game on the radio while we were sitting in the nose-bleed section of the stadium (which every fan knows as the “red seats”).


I have been in the media industry for over 30 years. I started my career behind the camera at WCPO-TV. Today, I spend much of my time behind a microphone as Host and Executive Producer of Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear.

I’m the proud father of two teenage sons. When I’m not at the station, you can find me on the field coaching my boys in soccer, track and field, and baseball.

When I’m not coaching, I’m yelling—I mean cheering—my youngest son on to victory or beaming with pride watching my oldest son play in his high school marching band.

I love music (I need it on most of the time or else I can’t concentrate), enjoy the arts (my favorite artist is Kadir Nelson), like to read (my wife makes fun of me because I read a lot of middle school and YA novels for work). I enjoy walking the king of my house, our scrappy rescue Yorkie Terrier mix, Milo.


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