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.
|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|
|Mill's End||Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto, Justin Campbell||Jan. 16, 2020|
|Tucson Brewing Give Employees Ownership Of The Company||Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie, Amanda Luberto||Dec. 20, 2019|
|Flagstaff Vet In The Running For 'America’s Favorite Crossing Guard'||Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie||Dec. 13, 2019|
|Diné Filmmaker Highlights Struggles For Native Students||Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie||Nov. 22, 2019|
|ASU A Cappella Group Goes Viral After Billie Eilish Cover Video||Amanda Luberto||Nov. 8, 2019|
|Sedona Celebrates Día De Los Muertos At Tlaquepaque||Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie||Nov. 1, 2019|
|Haunted Phoenix: Sleeping Spirits At The Orpheum||Steve Goldstein, Amanda Luberto||Oct. 31, 2019|
|Haunted Phoenix: The Phoenix Theatre Company||Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto||Oct. 30, 2019|
|Haunted Phoenix: Four Peaks Features More 'Spirits' Than Fit In A Glass||Mark Brodie, Amanda Luberto||Oct. 29, 2019|
|Plastic Animal Sculptures Wander Into Desert Botanical Garden||Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger||Oct. 28, 2019|
|Santa Delivers 80-Foot Tall Christmas Tree To Arizona Mall||Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger||Oct. 24, 2019|
|Raquel Denis||Mark Brodie, Amanda Luberto, Kaely Monahan||Oct. 21, 2019|