People

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...

Membership Manager
Corporate Support Representative
General Assignment Reporter

Deanna fell in love with public radio in 2001, when she landed her first job at an NPR station: KRWG-FM in Las Cruces, NM, where she also attended college. After graduating with a degree in journalism and mass communications, she spent a...

General Manager

DeAnne Hamilton is the General Manager for 90.5 WESA. She comes to the Pittsburgh market from WKAR Public Broadcasting at Michigan State University, where she was general manager and director of broadcasting services, overseeing digital TV...

Director of Corporate Support

Before joining 90.5fm in 2011, Dorothy worked in commercial television and radio for 32 years. She was the National Sales Manager for KDKA-TV and WTAE-TV. Dorothy is proud to be part of an organization that delivers unbiased information about...

Director of Marketing

Elizabeth Baisley is Marketing Director for 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP. A seasoned executive with extensive experience leading marketing and communications functions in both commercial and nonprofit sectors,  she has directed marketing and...

Behavioral Health Reporter

Erika Beras is 90.5 WESA’s Behavioral Health reporter. Her work has also aired on NPR, the BBC and other networks. She has won local and national awards for her reporting; among them a...

Assistant Producer, Essential Pittsburgh

Heather McClain is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, originally from the Main Line Philadelphia area. Her interests in the environment and sustainability have been reflected throughout her career, most recently as a news anchor and...

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...

Reporter, Keystone Crossroads

Irina Zhorov is a reporter for Wyoming Public Radio. She earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the University of Wyoming. In between, she worked as a photographer and writer for Philadelphia-area and national...

Host, Morning Edition & Speaking Volumes

Josh Raulerson is the local host for Morning Edition weekdays from 5:00-10:00 a.m. on 90.5 WESA. He also produces "Speaking Volumes," an occasional interview segment on books.

Josh comes to Pittsburgh by way of Aspen, Colorado, where...

Director of Internships & Training; Executive Producer for Special News Projects

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,...

Director of Development

Kimberly has over 15 years of experience as a development professional and volunteer, with deep knowledge of major giving programs and volunteer and board engagement.

Kimberly began her career in development as a political fundraising...

Reporter/Host, All Things Considered

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, before taking on her current role as the All Things...

Weekend Host and General Assignment Reporter

Liz Reid's initials spell EAR, and she’s just enough of a mystic to believe that working with sound is her destiny. Liz came to 90.5 WESA from KRPS public radio in Southeast Kansas, where she was a Feature Producer and the local host of All...

Producer, Essential Pittsburgh

Marcus Charleston joins Essential Pittsburgh after working at WYPR, the NPR/public radio station serving Baltimore, Maryland. While at WYPR, Marcus produced a live two-hour daily public affairs program called Midday that was the...

Corporate Support Representative

Mark is part of 90.5fm’s Underwriting and Sales team. As a Pittsburgh native, he attended Central Catholic high school and Duquesne University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Marketing. In addition to working for public...

Senior News Editor

Mark Nootbaar is a native of Illinois but moved to Pittsburgh more than 16 years ago to become the Assistant News Director at National Public Radio Charter Member Station WDUQ. As assistant News Director, Mark served as WDUQ’s lead reporter...

Capitol Reporter

Mary Wilson is the state Capitol reporter for Pennsylvania's public
radio stations, including WESA in Pittsburgh, WITF in Harrisburg and WHYY in Philadelphia. Mary came to the post after a year being a catch-all staffer for a Maryland...

Development Database Coordinator
Senior Digital Content Editor

Ryan Loew is the Senior Digital Content Editor for 90.5 WESA, where he curates web content and produces multimedia stories.

Ryan previously worked at as a multimedia producer for The Roanoke Times in Virginia. There he produced in...

Director of Finance and Human Resources

Sarah is the Director of Finance and Human Resources for 90.5 fm. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Management specializing in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Sarah’s 25 years of experience in this field have...

Director of Content & Programming

Tammy is the Director of Content & Programming for 90.5 WESA. She came to WESA in June of 2011 after a long career at WBEZ Chicago. She has also worked in public television programming at Wisconsin Public Broadcasting (Madison, WI), Lehigh...

Staff Accountant/Office Manager