On-Air Hosts


Scott LaMar

Scott LaMar

Scott LaMar has worked in both radio and television for more than four decades.

Currently, LaMar is the Host and Executive Producer of the daily Smart Talk news and public affairs program on 89.5 & 93.3.

Previously, LaMar was WITF TV’s Sr. Public Affairs producer and produced the station’s award-winning weekly public affairs TV program Smart Talk and the Issues PA series on the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. LaMar has won more than a dozen Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcast Awards since 2000 and has been nominated for five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.

LaMar and Smart Talk have been recognized throughout the Central Pennsylvania community including ADVOZ Lancaster’s first “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.

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Tim Lambert

Tim Lambert

Tim has been with WITF since August 2001. He was promoted to the position of Multimedia News Director in January, 2011. Lambert also gets up at “0-dark-30” to help listeners start their day as Morning Edition host.

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.

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Ed Mahon

Ed Mahon

Ed Mahon is a reporter for PA Post. Previously, he was an investigative and political reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, where his work revealed holes in Pennsylvania’s system for protecting victims of domestic violence. He grew up in Delaware County, graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia and has lived in Pennsylvania most of his life.

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Rachel McDevitt

Rachel McDevitt is WITF’s host of Fresh Air and All Things Considered.

Rachel joined WITF in 2017. She previously reported for Radio Pennsylvania Network, where she earned the National Association of State Radio Network’s award for best feature two years in a row. The western Pa. native started her career with the CBS affiliate in Bridgeport, WV. Rachel is a graduate of Temple University.

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Keira McGuire

Keira McGuire

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.

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Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer is WITF’s Capitol bureau chief, and she covers all things state politics for public radio stations throughout Pennsylvania. Katie came to Harrisburg by way of New York City, where she worked at Fordham University’s public radio station, WFUV, as an anchor, general assignment reporter, and co-host of an original podcast. A 2016 graduate of Fordham, she earned several awards for her work at WFUV, including four 2016 Gracies.

Katie is a native New Yorker, though she originally hails from Troy, a little farther up the Hudson River. She can attest that the bagels are still pretty good there.

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Emily Previti

Emily Previti

Emily is a reporter and newsletter producer for statehouse accountability news organization PA Post. She was the senior reporter for statewide public media collaboration Keystone Crossroads. Previously, she covered city hall for PennLive/The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), was a watchdog and city hall reporter at The Press of Atlantic City and reported for the Northwest Herald. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Craig Rhodes

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. 

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Brett Sholtis

Brett Sholtis

Brett Sholtis is WITF’s Transforming Health reporter, covering health policy and community health issues that affect Pennsylvanians. Brett strives to share personal stories that have a tie to broad issues and emerging trends. He seeks to give voice to diverse viewpoints, including those of people living with mental illness, disability and those living in poverty. He plays a key role in WITF’s mental health series, Through the Cracks, which reports on problem areas in mental health services and efforts to reduce stigma around those living with behavioral disorders. Previously, Brett was a business reporter at the York Daily Record, where his work included award-winning examinations of the nuclear power industry and food safety. He is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard veteran.

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Joe Ulrich

Joe 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.

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Fred Vigeant

Fred Vigeant is WITF’s Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk.  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.

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Part-Time Host

Cary Burkett

Cary Burkett

Cary Burkett produces features for the WITF Arts and Culture Desk and serves as a back-up host of All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Cary has worked and performed with many of the area arts organizations. He collaborated with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of a new ballet version of Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. Cary wrote the story for the ballet and served as narrator in the performances. Cary received a BFA degree in theatre from the University of Texas. He lived for several years in New York City, where in addition to performing in Off-Broadway productions he worked as a writer and editor for DC Comics and as a freelance writer for Marvel Comics and Red Circle Comics.  

With his wife, Jennifer, Cary also created a Christian theatre group called ACT, Agape Christian Theatre, and they have toured pieces on missionary trips internationally.

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