Tim Anderson

Tim is PublicSource’s business partnerships coordinator. He contributes to PublicSource’s growth by building relationships with local and national businesses and nonprofits. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. Hailing from Minnesota with his partner and goldendoodle, Tim is excited to begin his new chapter as a Pittsburgher and member of the PublicSource team.

Terryaun Bell

Terryaun is a fact-checking intern at PublicSource. He is a Hopewell, Pa, native and a senior at Robert Morris University (RMU), studying for a bachelor’s degree in communications with a journalism concentration and a minor in sociology. At RMU, Terryaun works in the Academic Media Center, known as Sentry Media, which is the student-run newsroom. In Sentry Media, he is the news editor for the fall 2022 semester, a writer, an anchor and hosts his own podcast, entitled “Philosophize.” Terryaun is RMU’s Class of 2023 president, an orientation leader, a Colonial Ambassador, the vice president of member development for his fraternity (Phi Mu Delta), the diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Inter-Fraternity Council, a member of the Society for Collegiate Journalists and a member of the Black Student Union. In his downtime, Terryaun likes to journal, work out, watch horror-themed Youtube videos, cook and look for adventures with friends. More by Terryaun Bell

Emma Folts

Emma is a higher education reporter for PublicSource. In her role, she collaborates with Open Campus, a nonprofit newsroom focused on bolstering higher education coverage in local communities. Emma is a senior at Syracuse University, where she’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree in newspaper and online journalism. She served as the managing editor of The Daily Orange, the university’s independent, student-run newspaper, during the 2020-21 academic year. Emma first joined PublicSource as a reporting intern in summer 2020, and she later was an editorial intern for the Los Angeles Business Journal. More by Emma Folts

Ladimir Garcia

Ladimir is a fall intern at PublicSource. He is a native of Beckley, West Virginia, and a senior at West Virginia University, studying toward a bachelor’s degree in journalism with minors in political science and history. At WVU, Ladimir works as the social media manager for the university’s independent student newspaper, the Daily Athenaeum. Ladimir was formerly a summer intern for the Pittsburgh City Paper. More by Ladimir Garcia

Quinn Glabicki

Quinn Glabicki is a writer and photographer covering climate and environment for PublicSource. He is also a Report for America corps member. Quinn uses visual and written mediums to tell stories about how people in Western Pennsylvania interact with their environment and how climate change is impacting local communities. Previously, Quinn worked as a freelance photojournalist based in Pittsburgh. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Haverford College. More by Quinn Glabicki

Jourdan Hicks

Jourdan is a senior community correspondent at PublicSource. Previously, Jourdan was engaged as a community-based educator in the Hazelwood section of the city. A lifelong Pittsburgh resident, she’s received formal training and degrees from both Penn State and Duquesne University (B.A Communications Arts & Sciences, M.S.Ed Educational Studies). In addition to her community correspondent work with PublicSource, Jourdan cultivates ideas as a freelance media-communications and education adviser. In her leisure, Jourdan enjoys traveling, discovering new music and watching (mostly critiquing) contemporary film. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Herself. More by Jourdan Hicks

Eric Jankiewicz

Eric Jankiewicz is a reporter focused on housing and economic development for PublicSource. A native New Yorker, Eric moved to Pittsburgh in 2017 and has since fallen in love with his adopted city, even if the city hasn’t yet fallen in love with him. Before joining PublicSource, Eric was a court reporter for the Butler Eagle, where he covered criminal and civil proceedings, including several murder trials. Eric has also worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and NBC News. Eric graduated from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. When he isn’t working, Eric likes to split his time between finding the best pizza in Pittsburgh and traveling around the area for whitewater kayaking. More by Eric Jankiewicz

TyLisa C. Johnson

TyLisa C. Johnson is the Audience Engagement Editor at PublicSource. She’s passionate about telling compelling human stories that intersect with complex issues affecting marginalized groups. Before joining PublicSource, she wrote stories about a range of issues from poverty and hunger to crime and public libraries at publications around the country, including The Dallas Morning News, Tampa Bay Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has freelanced for publications including Business Insider and The Points Guy. She’s a proud 2017 graduate of Florida A&M University, and can often be found planning a trip somewhere new or crocheting a scarf. Pronouns: She/her More by TyLisa C. Johnson

Photos and text by Lilly Kubit

Lilly Kubit (she/they) is a photojournalism intern at PublicSource. Hailing from the suburbs of Pittsburgh and now living in Shadyside, Lilly loves to be a part of her community. She is currently a senior at Chatham University, where she studies communications, journalism, business and photography. Their work focuses on making captivating imagery from things we may normally overlook in life. Before working at PublicSource, Lilly worked at Trib Total Media as a photojournalism intern, where she photographed events from frog jumping competitions in Ligonier to a Metallica concert at PNC Park. She is also the Photo Editor for the Communiqué, Chatham University’s student-run newspaper. In their free time, you can find Lilly watching Star Wars or finding interesting places to go with friends, hopefully for a deal (like $1 tacos at Patron!) More by Photos and text by Lilly Kubit

Jennie Liska

Jennie is PublicSource’s director of revenue and operations. She builds corporate and community relationships to support the growth of PublicSource. She previously spent 13 years working for Accenture in management and technology consulting, implementing large corporate changes and communicating across organizations. She also served on PublicSource’s Board of Directors from 2016 to 2018. Jennie holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Penn State University’s Schreyer Honors College. More by Jennie Liska

Rich Lord

Rich is the managing editor of PublicSource. He joined the team in 2020, serving as a reporter focused on housing and economic development and an assistant editor. He reported for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2005 through early 2020, leading projects on child poverty, the opioid epidemic, communities with concentrations of people accessing mental health services, and the federal use of confidential informants. He has covered the federal court and city government beats, and was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting, for reporting on the Tree of Life massacre. Rich has also worked for the Pittsburgh City Paper and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He wrote a 2004 book about the subprime mortgage industry, called “American Nightmare: Predatory Lending and the Foreclosure of the American Dream.” His first journalistic foray was a column on the challenge of finding vegetarian food in Pittsburgh restaurants, published in 1994. Rich graduated from George Washington University, and he and his family can often be found on Western Pennsylvania bike trails. More by Rich Lord

Lajja Mistry

Lajja is the K-12 Education Reporter at PublicSource. Originally from India, she moved to the States in 2021 to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. Before joining PublicSource, she worked as a staff reporter and the Photo-Social Editor for Annenberg Media. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Caravan and the Los Angeles Review of Books among others. She wants to use journalism as a means to follow her passion for storytelling through text and visually driven stories. When she isn’t working, Lajja likes to journal, sing and go bird-watching. More by Lajja Mistry

Alyia Paulding

Alyia (she/they) is the Membership and Development Manager at PublicSource, working to establish and nurture relationships with donors and funders. Before joining PublicSource in 2020, she built and managed systems to capture & communicate impact and inspire action at other nonprofits, including the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Youth Collaboratory, and the Student Conservation Association. A native Pittsburgher, she holds an associate’s degree in social science from the Community College of Allegheny County. She’s a voracious reader and crocheter, appreciates challenging board games with friends and gentle hikes with her wife, and is a stalwart friend of the Oxford Comma (sorry, journalism colleagues).

Halle Stockton

Halle is the editor-in-chief of PublicSource. She served as managing editor for seven years and became editor-in-chief on May 9, 2022. Prior to that, Halle was a reporter for PublicSource for three years and for the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune for four years. In 2017, the Institute for Nonprofit News selected Halle as one of 10 Emerging Leaders in U.S. nonprofit journalism. Halle has won several awards for her journalism; most notably, she was named a 2016 finalist for the prestigious Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and earned a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2015. She is a graduate of the Leadership Development Initiative program in Pittsburgh and an alumna of the American Council on Germany’s Young Leaders program. The Erie, Pa., native is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she spent most of her time working at The Daily Collegian. Contact Halle with story tips and ideas as well as questions or concerns. More by Halle Stockton

Stephanie Strasburg

Stephanie Strasburg is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker at PublicSource. Her recent work includes an investigation on sexual abuse in the Amish and Mennonite communities for which she and her fellow Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters were named finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and awarded a Mid-Atlantic Emmy. She is part of the team that received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for coverage of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre. Her other projects examine the generational imprint of overdose, industry’s impact on Pennsylvania’s small cities and child poverty. A believer in photography’s ability to connect community, she serves as the education liaison for the Pittsburgh chapter of Video Consortium and is on a constant quest to pay it forward. More by Stephanie Strasburg

Jack Troy

Jack Troy is an editorial intern at PublicSource. A native Pittsburgher, Jack is a junior studying political science and economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He’s served as a writer and editor across nearly two years at The Pitt News, the university’s student newspaper. Much of his previous coverage centered on local labor and housing issues, including a freelance investigation into rental conditions for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In the moments between school and writing, Jack enjoys running, cooking and taking care of his pet fishes. More by Jack Troy

Natasha Vicens

Natasha is PublicSource’s creative director. She runs the organizations visuals team, edits and produces interactive graphics, data visualizations and web packages for PublicSource. She manages the website and works with PublicSource’s team of reporters, editors, videographers, photographers and freelancers to make stories more engaging for readers. She previously worked as PublicSource’s environmental reporter for three years. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, she graduated with a master’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix where she specialized in multimedia coverage of border issues and politics.

Amelia Winger

Amelia Winger is a health reporter for PublicSource, with a focus on mental health. She is telling solutions-oriented stories that combine human experiences with broader context about data and policies. She comes to PublicSource through the Staunton Farm Mental Health Reporting Fellowship.
Previously, Amelia served PublicSource as an editorial intern in fall 2021 and later interned for WHYY, covering gun violence prevention initiatives in Philadelphia. Amelia is a 2022 graduate of Temple University, where she studied journalism and political science. More by Amelia Winger

Charlie Wolfson

Charlie Wolfson is an enterprise reporter for PublicSource, focusing on local government accountability in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. He is also a Report for America corps member. Charlie aims to focus stories on how they impact residents rather than on party politics. Previously, Charlie worked at the Boston Globe, first as a student co-op and then as a sports and metro correspondent. Prior to joining PublicSource as a full-time reporter, he covered issues surrounding election law and voting access throughout the 2020 election cycle as a freelance reporter for PublicSource. He graduated in 2020 with a degree in journalism and political science from Northeastern University. More by Charlie Wolfson

Eric D. Zack

Eric is PublicSource’s CEO, bringing over 25 years of fundraising and management experience to the team. Eric spent half his career as a fundraising and alumni relations professional for universities, including the University of Michigan (his alma mater), Georgetown University and the University of Massachusetts. He transitioned to the media world in consulting and fundraising roles for The Chronicle of Higher Education, NBC News’ education division and, most recently, The Conversation, a nonprofit news organization. Growing up outside of Detroit, Eric became an avid Steelers and Pirates fan (because the Lions and Tigers didn’t give him much to root for!) and still has his childhood 1980s Pirates baseball hat hanging in his home office. Eric lives in Lower Lawrenceville with his wife (Gwen), cat (Mawby) and pug (Hutch).