Amanda Luberto was born in California but considers herself a native to the Valley of the Sun. She started as a producer at KJZZ in October 2017, but also interned in the newsroom as a student. She is a proud alumna of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
She has been interested in radio since starting school in 2013. She spent two years as the music director for ASU’s college station, Blaze Radio, and one year as station manager. She spent time as a music programming intern in Washington, D.C., at Sirius XM and as a tech broadcaster for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS. Luberto is dedicated and passionate about quality local storytelling and original content broadcasting.
Luberto also spent years as the co-founder and chapter leader of Arizona State University’s chapter of I Am That Girl, an international women’s empowerment organization focused on the collaboration of women and building self-love. She believes in the strength of women supporting women.
Her favorite podcast episode is This American Life’s “Fermi’s Paradox,” and she highly suggests you listen to it. Off air, you can find Luberto adding to her list of concerts attended, sipping at a local coffee shop or cheering on the Arizona Coyotes.
|Red Rock Farms Lavender Festival Continues Through July 26||Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie, Amanda Luberto, Kaely Monahan||July 24, 2020|
|Arizona Restaurant Week Is Adapting Due To COVID-19||Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto||June 26, 2020|
|Tiny Desert Concerts Artists Share Their Quarantine Playlists||Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto||June 25, 2020|
|Pet Adoptions Soar In U.S. As Pandemic Continues||Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie||May 1, 2020|
|Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Judith Hunt||Katie Campbell, Amanda Luberto||April 29, 2020|
|Woman Crochets Nearly 3,000 Blankets For Vets, Cancer Patients||Amanda Luberto||April 28, 2020|
|Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Joseph Brinkman, Shannon Wheeler||Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto||April 28, 2020|
|Arizona Small Businesses Still Waiting For Federal Aid||Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Amanda Luberto||April 27, 2020|
|Clearer Skies Bring Opportunities For Stargazing||Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger||April 23, 2020|
|16th Annual Pat's Run Goes Virtual||Amanda Luberto||April 17, 2020|
|LosJones: Tiny Desert Concert||Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto, Justin Campbell||April 9, 2020|
|These Arizona Places Are Offering 'Virtual Visits' While We're Stuck At Home||Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie||April 6, 2020|
|Arizona Restaurant Week Gives Way To 'Takeout Weeks'||Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger||April 1, 2020|
|A Few Things People In Phoenix Can Do To Help During The Pandemic||Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie||March 31, 2020|
|Former ASU Quarterback Holds Balcony Opera Concerts In Spain||Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger||March 30, 2020|
|KJZZ Explains: Presidential Preference Election||Katie Campbell, Amanda Luberto, Kathy Ritchie||March 2, 2020|
|Get A Tattoo, Get Free Coffee For Life At Cartel Coffee Lab||Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger||Feb. 28, 2020|
|State Parks Program Teachings Families How To Camp, Hike, Fish||Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie||Feb. 21, 2020|
|How Desert Botanical Garden Keeps Arizona's Most Endangered Cactus Growing||Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto||Feb. 14, 2020|
|Page Turner: 'All The Stars And Teeth'||Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein||Feb. 10, 2020|
|'American Underdog': Movie About Kurt Warner's Story Announced||Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein||Feb. 7, 2020|
|The Format Treat Fans To Surprise Reunion Concert||Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein||Feb. 4, 2020|
|KJZZ Explains: Impeachment — Trump And What’s Next||Katie Campbell, Amanda Luberto, Kathy Ritchie||Jan. 31, 2020|
|How 'American Dirt' Exposes Diversity Problems Among Publishers And Critics||Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto||Jan. 30, 2020|
|Several Grammy-Nominated Artists Have Arizona Ties||Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger||Jan. 24, 2020|