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.


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


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


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


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


Alyia Paulding

Alyia is PublicSource’s membership and development coordinator. She works to establish and support relationships with PublicSource’s membership and funders. She has 14 years of experience helping local and national nonprofits communicate their mission, build their audience and strategize to reach their goals. A native Pittsburgher, she holds an associate’s degree in social science from the Community College of Allegheny County.


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


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.


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).