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

Christmas Wish List Show_Segment #1_ Ray and Courtney

Ray Anderson, Cincinnati Animal Care. • Courtney, PetSuites. This holiday season PetSuites Erlanger is partnering with Cincinnati Animal Care. They are the dog warden in Cincinnati, and recently took over…

Christmas Literacy 2020_Paul Ruditis_Segment 9

Paul Ruditis, Author of the Adapted book, It’s A Wonderful Life. Paul Ruditis is a New York Times best-selling author and pop culture addict who has written companion books for…

Christmas Literacy 2020_Ada Grey_Segment 8

• Ada Grey, Illustrator, The Twelve Unicorns of Christmas. Ada Grey studied illustration and later took a role in design. Moving back into illustration, Ada set about designing her own…

Christmas Literacy 2020_Frederick Glasser_Segment 6

Frederick Glasser, Author, Is It Christmas Yet? Frederick Glasser is the author of Monsters Come Out Tonight! He has worked in editorial for Viking Penguin children’s books, and in publicity,…

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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