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
  • Assistant 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...

  • General Assignment Reporter

    Erika Beras was 90.5 WESA’s Behavioral Health reporter and now does General Assignment and Feature reporting. Her work has aired on NPR, the BBC and other networks. She has won local 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...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Josh Raulerson is the local host for Morning Edition weekdays from 5:00-10:00 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...

  • Director of Major Giving

    DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIVING

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Director

    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...

  • Digital Editor / General Assignment Reporter

    Megan Harris is the Digital Editor and a General Assignment Reporter for 90.5 WESA, where she writes, edits and curates web content and social engagement. 

    Previously, Megan covered K-12 education and bicycle and pedestrian planning for ...

  • Development Database Coordinator
  • Senior Multimedia Editor

    Ryan Loew is the Senior Multimedia 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-depth...

  • 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