Emma Halsey is an on-air host at WITF.
A recent graduate of Shippensburg University, she started her radio career at the university’s radio station WSYC, where she would host her own show, as well as become News Director for the station in 2020, and eventually manage the station from 2021-2023. She also has experience with photography, photographing weddings and engagements, as well as professional portraits; Television, as a guest on the SUTV program “Pass or Fail” and covering various background positions on the SUTV sports program “Raiders Talk”. She has experience with writing as well, with her blogs being used on Polished Nichols, a public relations firm based in Maryland. Her graphic designs are used as stickers, and Instagram posts on WSYC’s Instagram as well.
Emma is excited to continue to learn and become a better on-air host and journalist with WITF.
Karen Hendricks is an award-winning, lifelong journalist. Her work, spanning newspapers, radio, television, podcasts and magazines, has garnered more than a dozen journalism awards over the years. She’s a graduate of Lock Haven University and a native of the Philadelphia area.
Scott LaMar has worked in both radio and television for more than four decades.
Currently, LaMar is the Host and Executive Producer of The Spark program on WITF-FM, 89.5 & 93.3 in Harrisburg, Pa.
Previously, LaMar was WITF TV’s Sr. Public Affairs producer and produced the station’s award-winning weekly public affairs TV program, Smart Talk.
In addition to his on-air duties, LaMar has moderated political candidate debates, including those for candidates running for Pennsylvania governor and the U.S. Senate and was a regular contributor to BBC World News TV before and after the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. LaMar often emcees or moderates local events and has gone as far as California to emcee a national event.
The American Society of Civil Engineers honored LaMar with their national Excellence in Journalism award in 2020. He has been nominated for five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.
LaMar and The Spark have been recognized throughout the Central Pennsylvania community including ADVOZ Lancaster’s “Dignity in Dialogue Award”, the South-Central Assembly’s “Regional Citizen Award” and was named a “Humanitarian Hero” by The Humane Society of the United States/Pennsylvania.
A native of Coatesville, Pa., LaMar has also worked as a broadcast news anchor, sports play-by-play announcer and manager.
Tim Lambert has been with WITF since August 2001. He was promoted to the position of Special Projects Editor in 2022. Lambert also gets up at “0-dark-30” to help listeners start their day as host of Morning Edition and The Morning Agenda podcast.
The Aliquippa native is a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tim has been working in broadcast journalism since 1993, with stints in Lewistown and Gettysburg.
Marquis Lupton is an On-Air Host/Producer for WITF. A graduate of Shippensburg University (undergrad), and graduate of Morgan State University (graduate), Lupton is happy to bring his unique delivery and background back to Central Pennsylvania. Previously, Marquis worked as a board operator and Club DJ for FM97 WLAN, and later decided to switch gears to pursue television. Switching from radio, Marquis got his start in television working for CNN as a control board operator for the Situation Room and later as an assistant field producer for CNN’s Pentagon Unit. Post-CNN, Lupton decided to get in front of the camera, and became a reporter/anchor making stops at CBS 21, WMDT ABC 47, and NBC 40 in Atlantic City. With a journalism career spanning over a decade, Lupton has had the opportunity to interview people like Sen. Corey Booker, former Gov. Chris Christie, Shaq, Oprah Winfrey, and a lengthy list of Senators, city council members, and State representatives. Marquis also ran a digital media company for 5 years, called TCP Media Group, which was a media company aimed at giving marginalized groups in Pennsylvania a voice. Marquis returned to radio in 2022, and is excited to be back “home” with radio.
Marquis is also a native of Lancaster, and a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School.
Keira McGuire is a health reporter and multimedia producer for WITF and PA Post. She hosts and produces Transforming Health television programs as well as other shows and documentaries for WITF’s Original Productions. McGuire produced the Emmy Award winning series HealthSmart for the last ten years. Keira previously worked at WBFF in Baltimore and WMDT in Salisbury as a reporter and anchor. She’s a graduate of Towson University.
Randy Parker hosts All Things Considered weekday afternoons and is the news director for WITF.
Before joining WITF in 2022, Randy led newsrooms across central Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. He started his journalism career at the York Daily Record, where he went on to become Executive Editor and Central Pennsylvania Regional Editor for Gannett.
Randy graduated from Dallastown Area High School in York County and Temple University in Philadelphia.
Craig Rhodes has worked in many departments in his more than 25 years at WITF. He is currently the host of Weekend Edition on WITF 89.5 & 93.3.
Craig’s radio broadcasting career has included disc jockey, News Director and Operations Manager positions at several stations throughout the central Pennsylvania region.
His work has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
Craig is a native of Hershey, PA and a graduate of Penn State University.
Joe Ulrich has been interested in audio and music since he was a kid. What started as a fascination with his parents’ vinyl records and cassette tapes turned into a love of both performing and recording. He grew up in Elizabethtown, Pa. and moved to Pittsburgh in 1999 where he majored in Photography at the University of Pittsburgh.
In 2004, he attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences in Tempe, AZ.
He returned to Pittsburgh to work at a recording studio.
In 2008, Joe arrived at WITF, where his skills have found a good
home as an on-air host, audio engineer and producer of WITF Music.
In 2016, Joe earned a National Edward R. Murrow award for Best Use of Sound.
Fred Vigeant is WITF’s Vice President & Chief Audience Officer. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program The Spark. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.