Austin Love joined WKYC in April of 2018. He is up early every weekday morning reporting on

Channel 3 News Today.

A newcomer to Northeast Ohio, he has quickly found some of the best of what the area has to offer, including great food, recreation, breweries and of course, friendly people.

A native of Rockford, Illinois, he got his first taste of television in Mr. Phads broadcast journalism

classes at Boylan Catholic High School. He then went on to the University of Iowa where he

graduated with a degree in Communication Studies and Entrepreneurship. It was there he found

his passion for storytelling and local news. While at Iowa he worked for the Daily Iowan, ESPNU, Big Ten Network and WFLA in Tampa, Florida.

Before coming to Cleveland, Austin worked at his hometown station WREX in Rockford, Illinois. As a morning Anchor/Reporter he won two Emmy Awards and an Associated Press Award.

Austin has covered a wide variety of stories throughout his career, from the destruction of

Hurricane Harvey in Houston to a World Series. With every story he tells, his goal is to tell it

through the lens of the people who are experiencing it and giving a voice to the unsung heroes

in the community.

While he is new to Cleveland, Austin has quickly found a home both at work and in the

community. In his free time Austin enjoys cooking, playing guitar and giving back. He is also the

latest team member of the Real Men Wear Pink initiative that raises money and awareness for

breast cancer through the American Cancer Society.

There is a lot that Austin is still looking to learn about Northeast Ohio though! If you have a story

suggestion, restaurant recommendation, or just want to drop a note feel free to send him a note.

Contact Austin Love at alove@wkyc.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.