People

  • Bookkeeper/Administrative Coordinator
  • 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...

  • Digital Producer

    Born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., Ariel finally made a “big move” 45 minutes down the interstate to the University of Alabama where she studied Journalism and International Studies. During her time in college she interned with Tuscaloosa...

  • 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...

  • Contributor

    Brian Cook is an award-winning multimedia journalist.  

    A broadcast reporter, freelance photojournalist and videographer, he is a Pittsburgh native who has covered news, sports, politics, technology, community and entertainment among...

  • 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

  • Morning Editor
  • 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.

  • 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
     

  • DIGITAL PRODUCER, INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR

    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 the producer of Pittsburgh Explainer and...

  • Host of The Confluence

    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,...

  • Producer / Engineer, The Confluence
  • 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 Producer

    Maria Rose is a researcher and writer who favors longform narratives, data journalism, and podcasts. She focuses on environmental reporting and is particularly interested in rural vs. urban dynamics. Prior to living in Pittsburgh, Maria worked...

  • 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...

  • Special Events Manager
  • Corporate Support Representative

    Pam’s worked for many years in marketing development and strategic planning for businesses and not-for-profit organizations.  She has more than 25 years of experience in advertising sales for broadcasting and media outlets in the Pittsburgh...

  • News Director

    Patrick Doyle oversees the 90.5 WESA newsroom.

    Before becoming news director, Doyle served as the director of digital and feature content for WESA. He is a former columnist for Pittsburgh Magazine; he's also written for MIT Technology...

  • Health And Science Reporter

    Sarah Boden covers health and science for 90.5 WESA. Before coming to Pittsburgh in November 2017, she was a reporter for Iowa Public Radio where she covered a range of issues, including the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

    Sarah’s reporting has...

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