Patrick Doyle

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 has reported radio stories for Keystone Crossroads, a Pennsylvania journalism collaborative that covers urban renewal, and is a former columnist for Pittsburgh Magazine; he's also written for MIT Technology Review, Outside, Backpacker, Mountain, and Men's Journal. Previously, Doyle was the executive editor of Boston Magazine and the senior/digital editor of 5280 Magazine in Denver. 

Ways to Connect

90.5 WESA offers newsroom internship positions in the spring, summer, and fall. Our interns learn how to produce broadcast and digital journalism in a professional public radio environment.


Primary duties include story research, field reporting, multimedia projects (including photography and video), and writing and producing stories for broadcast and web. We also offer opportunities to help work on the production of on-air shows, including The Confluence.


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Amazon announced Thursday that Pittsburgh is among a list of 20 finalists for the tech company's second headquarters.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

Housing prices in the Pittsburgh region are growing more slowly than the national market, a trend that is expected to continue in 2018.


According to Trulia's chief economist Ralph McLaughlin, Pittsburgh-area home prices grew just more than 4 percent in the second half of 2017, which was slower than the national market’s 7 percent growth. McLaughlin said that’s because our local population is stagnant.


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The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority issued a precautionary flush and boil advisory Monday night for city neighborhoods north of the Allegheny River, as well as Millvale and Reserve Township.

NPR's guide to the winners and losers from the GOP's newest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Seth Perlman / AP Photo

Twenty stories—and one controller's audit!—to get you up to speed on Pittsburgh's lead problem, from our partners and other local outlets.



“Pittsburgh to Provide Water Filters to All Residents to Reduce Lead Exposure"
90.5 WESA News
March 8, 2017


Matt Rourke / AP


A few weeks ago in Ambridge, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wrapped up his speech with a request for Pennsylvanians to not just vote, but to monitor others.

“[It’s] so important that you watch other communities,” Trump said. “Because we don’t want this election stolen from us.”

Patrick Doyle / 90.5 WESA

 A Pittsburgh group named A Few Bad Apples has three missions.


The first is to teach people the lost skills of making use of homegrown fruit.

Megan Harris / 90.5 WESA

Seven or eight years ago, Stephen Shelton started worrying about the future.

It wasn’t just his own Pittsburgh-based construction company, but his entire industry. 

Megan Harris / 90.5 WESA

First in an occasional series exploring Essential Pittsburgh.

Jacqueline Wardle was working as the executive chef at Isabela on Grandview, a Mt. Washington restaurant, when she received a beguiling email: Instead of working for someone else, did she want to own her own restaurant?

Megan Harris / 90.5 WESA


On a windy June day, Don Smith is proudly giving a tour of a former Jones and Laughlin steel mill site in Pittsburgh.