Speakers’ Bureau


Need a speaker for your group? The Post-Gazette has a speaker for every occasion.

The Post-Gazette is known for its excellence in the written word. But we're also quite fluent in the spoken word. Our Speakers' Bureau features PG writers, artists, columnists, photographers and editors who entertain and inform. Schools, churches and social groups have all enjoyed the experiences and insights of the members of our Speakers' Bureau.

Speakers come from all areas of the newsroom:

  • News
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Opinion
  • Artists and graphics designers.

The Speakers' Bureau charges a variable fee for organizations, except for schools. Call (412) 263-3048 for more information.

Most of the PG staff is available for speaking engagements on a wide range of topics. Here is a sampling of some of our speakers, and their areas of expertise.

John Allison
Page 2 editor, expert about Pittsburgh and its quirks

Len Barcousky
Pittsburgh history buff, author of Eyewitness history feature

Bob Batz Jr.
Food & Flavor editor

Ed Bouchette
Steelers beat reporter, NFL expert

Mackenzie Carpenter
Lifestyle and politics writer

Gene Collier
Sports columnist and stand-up comic

Andrew Druckenbrod
Classical music writer and critic

Gerry Dulac
Steelers reporter and golf writer

Colin Dunlap
High school sports reporter

Bob Dvorchak
Sports writer

Michael Fuoco
Local news reporter

Tim Grant
Personal finance writer

John Hayes
Outdoors editor and writer

Don Hammonds
Business writer, specializing in automotive industry

Reg Henry
Deputy editorial page editor and columnist

Don Hopey
Environmental writer

Sally Kalson
Long-time columnist and lifestyle writer

Kevin Kirkland
Home & Garden editor

Dejan Kovacevic
Pirates beat reporter

Virginia Linn
Features editor, expert in health and parenting issues

Patricia Lowry
Architecture beat reporter

Dan Marsula
Editorial artist

Gretchen McKay
Lifestyle reporter, specializing in homes, food and travel

Tim McNulty
Politics writer, former city hall and cultural arts reporter

Steve Mellon
Photographer/videographer, Web multimedia producer

Scott Mervis
Weekend magazine editor, pop music specialist

Jerry Micco
Sports editor

Tony Norman
Editorial writer and columnist

Brian O'Neill
Long-time columnist

Doug Oster
Staff writer and gardening expert

Jim O'Toole
Politics editor

Rob Owen
TV editor and critic

Ann Rodgers
Religion staff writer

Rob Rogers
Prize-winning editorial cartoonist

Darrell Sapp
Staff photographer

Patricia Sheridan
"Breakfast With" columnist, also expert in travel, homes and design

David Shribman
Executive editor, expert in national politics, past Presidents

Marylynn Uricchio
Seen editor

Tom Waseleski
Editorial Page editor

Mike White
High school sports editor




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