People

  • Arts Contributor

    Allegra Battle is an award-winning freelance reporter, audio journalist and blogger from Pittsburgh. Allegra began her career as morning news anchor for WAMO-FM. She holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University. 

  • Bookkeeper/Administrative Coordinator
  • Energy Reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania

  • Government & Accountability Reporter

    An-Li became a reporter while completing her law degree at Stanford. In law school, she wrote about housing affordability, criminal justice and economic development, among other topics. She also served as the intern to NPR Legal Affairs...

  • Corporate Support Representative

    Becky Rickard is part of the Corporate Support sales team. She has extensive sales and event sponsorship experience from previous jobs including RR Donnelley printing company, Pittsburgh Magazine, and Pittsburgh Public Theater. Becky is also...

  • Arts & Culture Reporter

    Bill is a long-time Pittsburgh-based journalist specializing in the arts and the environment. Most recently, he spent 21 years at the weekly Pittsburgh City Paper, the last 14 as Arts & Entertainment editor. He is a graduate of...

  • 90.5 WESA Production Director; Host & Operations Manager for JazzWorks

    Bob is Production Director for 90.5 WESA and a Host and the Operations Manager for JazzWorks. Bob has been working in different areas of the radio industry for 33 years. He thinks “public radio is a forum for ideas and entertainment...

  • Government & Accountability Editor

    Nearly three decades after leaving home for college, Chris Potter now lives four miles from the house he grew up in -- a testament either to the charm of the South Hills or to a simple lack of ambition. In the intervening years, Potter held a...

  • All Things Considered Host

    Christopher started listening to public radio shortly after he picked up the keys to that '98 Chevy Cavalier back in 2004. He no longer has that car (it's kind of a funny story), but he still listens to--and now has a hand in creating--public...

  • Corporate Support Representative

    Phone: 412.697.2928

  • Director of Corporate Support

    Phone: 412.697.2929

    Before joining 90.5fm in 2011, Dorothy worked in commercial television and radio for 32 years. She was the National Sales Manager for KDKA-TV and WTAE-TV. Dorothy is proud to be part of an organization that delivers...

  • Contributor

    Elaine Effort is a longtime news reporter, producer and host of Pittsburgh Profiles for the former KQV All News radio station. She's excited about joining 90.5 WESA as a contributing reporter.

  • Director of Marketing

    Elizabeth Baisley is Marketing Director for 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP. A seasoned executive with extensive experience leading marketing and communications functions in both commercial and nonprofit sectors,  she has directed marketing and...

  • Member Services Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator

    Hello! I’m Hannah Brizzi, the marketing coordinator at 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA. I’m very excited to be here and continue my journey working in radio. I hail from the land of Radio Disney, where I hosted their live-traveling-performance show, ...

  • 90.5 WESA Operations Manager & JazzWorks Host

    Helen Wigger is the Operations Manager at 90.5 WESA. In addition to overseeing the station’s daily operation, Helen is a host for our jazz channel on WESA HD2. A 1984 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY with a B.A. in...

  • General Manager

    John Sutton is a Pittsburgh native with more than 30 years of public radio experience. He is one of the industry’s leading consultants in programming, marketing, research, and fundraising. He has helped stations, networks and program...

  • Individual Giving Manager
  • Director of Major Giving

    DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIVING

    Email: kiducovich@wesa.fm
    Phone: (412) 697-2943
     

  • General Assignment Reporter

  • DIGITAL PRODUCER

    Katie Blackley is a digital producer for 90.5 WESA, where she writes, edits and generates both web and on-air content for features and daily broadcast. She's usually running around Pittsburgh answering Good Question! submissions from curious...

  • Director of Internships & Training; Executive Producer for Special News Projects

    Kevin Gavin is a native Pittsburgher and has worked in public broadcasting since his college years. Gavin served as news director for 90.5 WDUQ for 34 years, and following the sale of the radio station by Duquesne University to Pittsburgh EPM,...

  • Newsroom Production Assistant

    Kieran McLean is the newsroom intern at WESA. He also works as staff writer at The Pitt News, where he covers protests and writes profiles, and previously interned at Longform. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2017 after two years travelling...

  • Morning Edition Producer
  • Managing Editor

    Larkin got her start in radio as a newsroom volunteer in 2006. She went on to work for 90.5 as a reporter, Weekend Edition host, and Morning Edition producer. In 2009 she became 90.5's All Things Considered...

  • Editor

    Liz Reid began working at WESA in 2013 as a General Assignment Reporter and Weekend Host. Since then, she’s worked as the Morning Edition Producer, Health & Science Reporter and currently as an Editor. Liz came to Pittsburgh from KRPS...

  • Reporter

    Lucy Perkins is a reporter/producer for 90.5 WESA’s Government and Accountability team. Before joining the 90.5 WESA newsroom, Lucy was an NPR producer in Washington, D.C., working on news programs like All Things Considered and

  • Development and Transportation Reporter

    Margaret J. Krauss is WESA's development and transportation reporter. She previously worked for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide reporting initiative that covers problems facing...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Maria Gabriel Scapellato began her radio career at a commercial radio station in Harrisburg in 1985.  Later, she moved to WITF 89.5 FM as the local host of All Things Considered, returning to Pittsburgh in 1992, where she has since...

  • Digital Editor / Producer

    Megan Harris is a writer, editor, photographer and curator for Pittsburgh's NPR News station; producer for the Criminal Injustice podcast; fill-in local Morning Edition producer; and producer/director for The Confluence, 90.5 WESA's live weekly...

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