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