Aniya Faulcon is The Spark Host/Producer for WITF. She has a passion for shining a light on unique people, experiences, and perspectives within the community.
Previously she worked as the People and Social Trends Reporter/Video Anchor for LancasterOnline | LNPNews. During her time there, she created video packages, provided Facebook Live coverage at community events, and wrote data-driven stories with census data and feature stories on local leaders, non-profit organizations, events, and people with unique talents and experiences within Lancaster County.
Aniya also worked at WMAR ABC 2 News as a Sales Assistant and at the AFRO American Newspapers as an Executive Assistant and Media correspondent. Aniya interned at WEAA Gospel Grace 88.9 and worked at her alma mater’s radio station, WWPJ at Point Park University, where she gained skills and a passion for radio.
Aniya grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended the Baltimore School for the arts for high school with a concentration in acting. She continued to hone her skills and passion for storytelling and later graduated from Point Park University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Broadcast Reporting. Aniya is eager to continue her journey with storytelling in her role with WITF, as she aims to shed a light on real people and real stories within Pennsylvania in a variety of mediums.
Denise Kang / Craft in America
Helen Drutt English in her home of exquisite craft objects and Syd Carpenter teaching at Swarthmore.
Airdate: December 06, 2022
Listen to The Spark every weekday at 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.”
A PBS award-winning series, Craft in America, is preparing for the PBS broadcast premiere of its 14th season that will take place on Friday, December 16.
The show discovers the beauty, significance, and relevance of handmade objects and the artists who create them.
On The Spark Tuesday, Carol Sauvion, executive director of Craft in America, joined us to provide some insight on the show and Pennsylvania natives featured in the show’s new season, Helen Drutt English, an art historian known as the godmother of craft and Syd Carpenter, an artist who specializes on telling stories of African American culture.
“I’ve been aware of the program for manyyears and I just was amazed atthe variety, the skill level, and the amazing stories that are relayed in these programs,” Carpenter said. “What this show does is it really highlights the amazing variety of artistry and craftsmanship that exists here in this country and that most of our population is not even aware of…”
Craft in America’s new season’s episode will air on WITF on December 23 at 10:30 p.m.
The new episodes of Craft in America are now streaming on pbs.org.