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
  • Morning Edition Producer
  • Corporate Support Representative
  • Interim News Director and Chief Assignment Editor

    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...

  • 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...

  • Marketing Coordinator

    Hello! I’m Hannah Brizzi, the marketing coordinator at 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA. I’m very excited to be here and continue my journey working in radio. I hail from the land of Radio Disney, where I hosted their live-traveling-performance show, ...

  • 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...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Josh Raulerson is the local host for Morning Edition weekdays from 5-9 a.m. on 90.5 WESA.

    Josh comes to Pittsburgh by way of Aspen, Colorado, where he was News Director and morning news anchor at Aspen Public Radio (KAJX-FM). An Iowa...

  • Director of Major Giving

    DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIVING

    Email: kiducovich@wesa.fm
    Phone: (412) 697-2943
     

  • ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, ESSENTIAL PITTSBURGH

    Katie Blackley produces Essential Pittsburgh, where she writes, edits and generates both web and on-air content for the daily program. After graduating in 2014, Katie was an editor for KQV 1410 AM in downtown Pittsburgh and did freelance video...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Interim Morning Edition Producer 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...

  • Special Reporter

    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 and...

  • 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...

  • Digital Editor / Producer

    Megan Harris writes, edits, produces, curates web content and consults on social engagement for 90.5 WESA.

    Previously, Megan covered K-12 education and bicycle and pedestrian planning for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, education at The...

  • Director of Development

    As director of development for 90.5 WESA and WYEP 91.3, Nancy L. Wood oversees all of the fundraising efforts for both stations, helping to secure the primary source of funding to help both stations accomplish their missions.

    Nancy grew...

  • Development Database Coordinator
  • Host, Essential Pittsburgh

    Paul Guggenheimer is a Pittsburgh native who got his start in broadcast writing stories for WDUQ at the age of 16. After graduating from Emerson College, Paul wrote for NPR, providing spot news stories, features and essays for Morning...

  • Digital Editor / Producer

    Sarah Kovash writes, edits, produces, curates web content and consults on social engagement for 90.5 WESA.

    She previously worked as a web producer for KDKA-TV, as a freelance journalist for the Valley News Dispatch covering local...

  • 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...

  • Staff Accountant/Office Manager