People

News Fellow

After completing a 2013 summer internship in digital content at 90.5, Haldan joined the WESA newsroom as a fellow in September. The native of Roaring Spring, PA will graduate in May from Duquesne University with a B.A. in broadcast journalism.<...

News Fellow

Jess was accepted as a WESA fellow in the news department in January 2014.  The Erie, PA native attends Duquesne University where she has a double major--broadcast journalism and political science.  Following her anticipated graduation in May...

News Fellow

Jess is from Elizabeth Borough, PA and is a junior at Duquesne University with a double major in journalism and public relations.  She was named as a fellow in the WESA newsroom in May 2013.

Her career goal is to work as a foreign news...

News Fellow

Julian was accepted as a news department fellow with WESA in January.  

The Whitehall Borough native is majoring in multi-platform journalism (with a minor in political science) at Duquesne University with an anticipated graduation date...

Essential Pittsburgh Fellow

Katie is from Ashland, Ohio and is on schedule to graduate from Duquesne University in May 2014 with a B.A. in Media Management and Production as well as English Literature.

She has served as a WESA fellow with 90.5's daily news program ...

Intern, Essential Pittsburgh

Kurt Sampsel is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University. For his degree at CMU, he is working on a dissertation on the history of the Federal Communications Commission that attempts to demystify the...

Digital Content Intern

Marina is on track to earn a bachelor's degree in journalism and multi-media from Point Park University  in May 2014.   She came to WESA in January as digital content intern and following graduation will pursue a career in multi-media...

Essential Pittsburgh Digital Content Intern

Marnie joined WESA's daily news program Essential Pittsburgh as a digital content intern in January. She will complete her B.A. in print journalism from Duquesne University in May. After graduation Marnie hopes to produce digital...

News Fellow

The Erie, PA native has been a fellow in the WESA news department since May 2013. Having earned a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Duquesne University, he is now pursuing an M.A. in multi-media management. Michael describes his career...

Essential Pittsburgh Fellow

Nick joined WESA's Essential Pittsburgh as a fellow in September 2013.  The McDonald, PA native is majoring in journalism and political science at Duquesne University from which he's scheduled to earn his bachelor's degree in May 2015....

Essential Pittsburgh Intern

Nikki Abban, a native of Maryland, is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Film Studies. During the Fall 2014 semester she is interning with “Essential Pittsburgh.” Nikki plans to pursue a...

Operations/Production Fellow

The Rockville, Maryland native was selected as a fellow for the WESA Operations/Production Department in May 2013.   After earning a B.A. in political science and journalism, Patricio is now pursuing a Master's in multi-media journalism at...

Programming Fellow

A native of Flagstaff, Arizona, Reid joined 90.5 in May 2013 as a fellow in the WESA programming department. The triple major--English writing, sociology and film studies is on track to receive his degree from the University of Pittsburgh in...

PULSE Fellow

Sarah Schneider comes to Pittsburgh by way of the prairie state of Illinois. She spent the summer of 2014 getting to know Pittsburgh as a reporting and photography intern with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She now collaborates on special...

Marketing Fellow

In May 2014 Stephanie was selected as a Marketing Department fellow for WESA.  She completed her B.A. in public relations at Duquesne University in May 2014.  

News Fellow

Pittsburgh native Talia Kirkland began as a fellow in the WESA news department in August 2014. She studied at Duquesne University, earning her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, and she is now pursuing her M.S. in Media Technology and...

News Intern

Vincent Smith is a Pittsburgh native studying history and philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an intern in the WESA newsroom focusing on election coverage and state politics. Vincent previously wrote for the political blog