Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Kiley Koscinski is a reporter for 90.5 WESA. She reports on breaking stories from a variety of realms in Pittsburgh; with specific interest in the growing technology sector.

She has previously produced Morning Edition and The Confluence for 90.5 WESA. Before that she worked as a producer and assignment desk editor at NewsRadio 1020 KDKA. Kiley attended Point Park University and was the Music Director of the student-run radio station, WPPJ.

Kiley is deeply interested in the oddities of Pittsburgh and the communities that make up the city’s underbelly. Stories and tips can be sent to

Latest by Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Community groups demand an end to controversial training contract at Allegheny County Jail

The training, provided by Corrections Special Application Unit (C-SAU), arms corrections officers with rubber projectiles to use when an inmate refuses to exit their cell.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Pennsylvania Health Dept. echoes new CDC mask recommendations as delta variant spreads

State officials say they won’t be mandating masks across the commonwealth in response to new guidance from the CDC.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Pa. attorney general and Antwon Rose’s mother announce launch of police misconduct database

All police agencies in Pennsylvania are required to submit information to the database and use it during the hiring process.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

New study links increase in asthma hospital visits to 2018 fire at U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant

The Christmas Eve fire destroyed the pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works, knocking them offline for three months.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Three more Western Pennsylvanians charged in Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

Mitchell Vukich of New Brighton, Nicholas Perretta of Baden and Samuel Fox of Mt. Pleasant were taken into custody Wednesday, months after a large crowd broke into the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, interrupting the certification of the 2020 election results for much of the day.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Acting physician general says Pa. could still reach 70% vaccination before the state’s mask order expires

The state health department announced 73.6% of adult Pennsylvanians had gotten at least one shot of a vaccine; 57.5% are fully vaccinated.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Pennsylvanians criticize plans to merge California, Clarion and Edinboro universities

Members of the public have their chance to weigh in on plans to consolidate six of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities this week during virtual public hearings.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Activists want open data about how Pittsburgh police use ‘less-lethal’ weapons

“These are the same things that are being rejected by other cities. Why not ours?”

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA