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Katie Blackley/WESA

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. She's the lead producer for our Good Question! series and can usually be found exploring the city, answering inquiries from curious listeners.

After graduating from Duquesne University, Katie was an editor for KQV 1410 AM in downtown Pittsburgh and did freelance video work for the Civic Light Opera.

She’s passionate about all things Pittsburgh and believes someday she’ll solve the Pittsburgh Protractor Mystery.

Latest by Katie Blackley/WESA

Spotted lanternflies are laying their eggs throughout Pennsylvania. Here’s how to stop the invasive insect’s spread

“They will lay their eggs on darn near anything — rocks, trees, they’re not really fussy.”

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Meet the western Pennsylvania women who played in the All-American Girls Professional League

A new television series shot in Pittsburgh and based on the All-American Girls Professional League premieres this week.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Teens are learning how to sail on Pittsburgh’s rivers

The Point of Pittsburgh Sailing League is a program for local students to try their hand at sailing.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

How did Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood get its name?

How did Pittsburgh’s largest neighborhood, Squirrel Hill get its name?

By Katie Blackley/WESA

How did the Pittsburgh Pirates get their name?

Pittsburgh Pirates games are staples for many city residents but how did the team get its name?

By Katie Blackley/WESA

How did Pittsburgh’s Mexican War Streets get its name?

Nestled between Allegheny Center, Manchester and East Allegheny, there’s a historic community with an unusual name: The Mexican War Streets. But how did the community get its name?

By Katie Blackley/WESA

‘Love locks’ come off the Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh

An estimated 11,000 locks that had romantic inscriptions, or memorable dates inscribed on them had to be removed from the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

In solidarity with Ukraine, Pittsburgh church sends money from pierogi sales to relief efforts

A church in Pittsburgh is making pierogies to raise funds for relief efforts in Ukraine.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

How architectural tools with a cosmic twist help strengthen old Pittsburgh homes

Five-pointed, colorful metal stars that are fastened to the exterior of many of Pittsburgh’s old, brick houses are important anchors that reinforce bowing brick facades.

By Katie Blackley/WESA