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Christopher Ayers

News Director

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, but he still listens to and — for the last decade-plus — has had a hand in creating public radio programming everyday.

A native of Columbus, Ind. (a small city known for diesel engines and modern architecture), Chris was the morning newscaster at Indianapolis member station WFYI for two years before joining Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station in 2016.

Here at 90.5 WESA, Chris has filled a variety of roles: he started out producing the local portion of NPR’s Morning Edition before becoming the station’s All Things Considered host in Jan. 2018. He moved off the air in Aug. 2022 to serve as an editor in the WESA newsroom and has served as news director since Feb. 2023.