Janine Rubenstein is host of the new daily iHeart Radio podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, which launched Feb. 1, 2021, and stepped into the new role of Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE, where she continues to write, report, and oversee select editorial projects for PEOPLE.
As host of PEOPLE Every Day, which isco-produced by PEOPLE and iHeartRadio, Rubenstein brings the PEOPLE newsroom to life as a daily afternoon escape. Listeners have access to behind the scenes news spanning celebrity and entertainment, inspiring human-interest features, true crime, style and beauty, sneak peeks, and more. Each episode begins with the biggest story of the moment, presented with in-depth explainers, expert interviews, and exclusive reporting. Subscribe at iHeartMedia, Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Rubenstein appears regularly on broadcast entertainment and morning shows where she contributes expert commentary on the latest news and PEOPLE feature stories. For the past nine years she has reported and edited breaking news, music features (she interviewed Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, and John Legend, to name a few), human interest, style, and contributed to PEOPLE’s popular franchises Sexiest Man Alive and the Beautiful Issue, as well as co-hosted the PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live streaming events during awards season. Prior to joining PEOPLE, the San Francisco native reported news and entertainment at Essence, and served as a reporter/writer at the legendary Cape Times newspaper in South Africa, where she covered crime and local news stories during the 2010 World Cup Games.
She earned a B.A. in English and Theater at the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.A. in Journalism at the University of South California. Rubenstein is married and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.