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


Legislation would ban transgender athletes from competing on cisgender female sports teams

The so-called “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” is among more than 40 similar proposals across the country aimed at prohibiting athletes who identify as transgender from competing in sports based on their gender identity.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Federal pledge to investigate housing discrimination met by cautious optimism among Pittsburgh LGBTQ groups

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s pledge to investigate such cases means renters through federal housing programs now have a course of legal action.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Demonstrators in Pittsburgh chant ‘burn your mask’ and ‘impeach Wolf’ in protest of coronavirus restrictions

The “Americans For Freedom” rally called for the end of a statewide mask mandate and other mitigation practices put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

By Liz Reid/WESA and Katie Blackley/WESA

Pittsburgh-area native Bianca Smith to be first Black female MLB coach

Bianca Smith says she’s “seen the outpouring” of support from the community in western Pennsylvania.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Refiled charges against protesters touches off dispute between Pittsburgh mayor and district attorney

Charges against two dozen protesters from last summer’s demonstrations against police brutality are being refiled.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Travel the world virtually as Pitt’s nationality rooms celebrate traditions

The classrooms located in Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning reflect the culture and design from different countries around the world. Dozens of videos with crafts, cooking and music are available to view online.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Updated: November 23, 2020 | 6:27 pm

Wolf shuts bars on Thanksgiving eve to fight COVID-19 spread

Last call for Pennsylvania bars will be at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve to cut COVID-19 transmission.

By Katie Blackley/WESA


Fifty years after pitching a no-hitter, Dock Ellis’ legacy lives on in baseball

“He was very outspoken about racial, equal rights for players and how management was treating them."
By Katie Blackley/WESA

Today’s protests remind some Pittsburghers of the riots after MLK’s 1968 assassination

Edward Sneed said when he was growing up, there were few discussions about racial inequity, and he’s heartened to see young people talking about them now

By Katie Blackley/WESA
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