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...

  • Morning Edition Producer
  • Corporate Support Representative
  • Arts and Culture Senior 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...

  • 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...

  • General Manager

    John Sutton is a Pittsburgh native with more than 30 years of public radio experience. He is one of the industry’s leading consultants in programming, marketing, research, and fundraising. He has helped stations, networks and program...

  • Director of Major Giving

    DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIVING

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

  • DIGITAL PRODUCER

    Katie Blackley is a digital producer for 90.5 WESA, where she writes, edits and generates both web and on-air content for features and daily broadcast. After graduating in 2014, Katie was an editor for KQV 1410 AM in downtown Pittsburgh and did...

  • 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...

  • Member Services Coordinator
  • Health & Science 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...

  • Development and Transportation Reporter

    Margaret J. Krauss is WESA's development and transportation reporter. She previously worked for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide reporting initiative that covers problems facing...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Maria Gabriel Scapellato began her radio career at a commercial radio station in Harrisburg in 1985.  Later, she moved to WITF 89.5 FM as the local host of All Things Considered, returning to Pittsburgh in 1992, where she has since...

  • Digital Editor / Producer

    Megan Harris is a writer, editor, photographer and curator for Pittsburgh's NPR News station; producer for the Criminal Injustice podcast; fill-in local Morning Edition producer; and producer/director for The Confluence, 90.5 WESA's live weekly...

  • 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...

  • News Director

    Patrick Doyle oversees the 90.5 WESA newsroom.

    Doyle has written for MIT Technology Review, Outside, Backpacker, Mountain, and Men's Journal, and reported radio stories for Keystone Crossroads, a Pennsylvania public radio program...

  • Development Services Coordinator
  • Digital Engagement Editor

    Sarah Kovash connects 90.5 WESA listeners with the station's online content and social media platforms, in addition to reporting and editing. 

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

  • Reporter

    Sarah Schneider covers all things education in the Pittsburgh region and hosts Weekend Edition on Sunday. An Illinois native, she's spent two years adjusting to the hills of the city. Sarah was with WESA as a PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership...

  • CEO, Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation

    A multiple award-winning producer, journalist and executive, Mr. O’Reilly has more than four decades of media experience. He comes to PCBC from Minneapolis, where he served most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer for...

  • Reporter

    Virginia reports on identity and justice for 90.5 WESA. That means looking at how people see themselves in the community, and how the community makes them feel. Her reporting examines things like race, policing, and housing to tell the stories...