Rachel Gobep

Production Assistant

Rachel Gobep is the newsroom production assistant at WESA. She began reporting at Youngstown State University’s student-run newspaper, The Jambar, as a freshman in college, and is now the editor-in-chief of the paper.

As a senior journalism major with a political science minor, Rachel is excited to explore the city of Pittsburgh, which is an hour and 30 minutes away from her hometown of Canfield, Ohio.

Niven Sabherwal / 90.5 WESA

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph touched down in Butler and Armstrong counties Sunday.

Margaret J. Krauss / 90.5 WESA

A full rehabilitation of Pittsburgh’s Produce Terminal is expected to be completed in August of 2020. City and county officials gathered in the Strip District on Tuesday to celebrate the building’s future.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA


  The Woodland Hills School District is proposing a plan to furlough up to 70 positions and raise property taxes by 3 percent in the face of a $5 million budget deficit.

Rachel Gobep / UPMC

Dozens of UPMC workers and allies rallied Tuesday outside UPMC Montefiore Medical Center, ahead of the health service’s annual public meeting. Employees say the nonprofit has harassed and intimidated workers who try to unionize for better pay and benefits.