Channel 11 News Staff

The Channel 11 News team brings you news, weather and sports coverage you can count on.

Channel 11 News Anchors

Peggy Finnegan

Peggy Finnegan anchors Channel 11 News at Noon and 5PM. She and David Johnson are the longest-running news anchor team in Pittsburgh.

David Johnson

David Johnson is the co-anchor for Channel 11 News at 5PM with Peggy Finnegan, and co-anchor for Channel 11 News at 6PM and 11PM as well as Channel 11 News on Fox 53 at 10PM with Lisa Sylvester.

Lisa Sylvester

Lisa Sylvester co-anchors Channel 11 News at 6 p.m., Channel 11 News on Fox 53 at 10 p.m. and Channel 11 News 11 at 11.

Katherine Amenta

"I am so happy I have this chance to live in Pittsburgh. Even before I moved here, I started receiving well-wishes on Facebook and Twitter from viewers.

Joe Arena

Joe Arena is a co-anchor of Channel 11 Morning News. Joe, Katherine Amenta, Trisha Pittman and Meteorologist Scott Harbaugh provide Pittsburghers with the information they need to get their weekdays started right!

Damany Lewis

Damany Lewis is WPXI Channel 11's newest anchor/reporter. He comes to Channel 11 with more than a decade of experience in broadcast journalism.

Gordon Loesch

Gordon Loesch is a Channel 11 News anchor/reporter. Gordon arrived at Channel 11 in January 2004. Born in Jacksonville, Fla.

Brittny McGraw

Brittny McGraw joined the Channel 11 News team in June 2011 as a reporter and weekend morning anchor after spending nearly four years at WPXI's sister station in Dayton, Ohio.

Severe Weather Team 11

Stephen Cropper

“Viewers want an accurate, easy to understand forecast for their neighborhood and dependable severe weather coverage that will help keep them safe.

Kevin Benson

"I think the most important thing any television station does is warn people of severe weather."— Kevin Benson Kevin Benson is a Severe Weather Team 11 meteorologist for Channel 11's weekend newscasts.

Scott Harbaugh

"Having a chance to forecast weather in my hometown is a dream come true."—Scott Harbaugh Scott Harbaugh is the weekday morning meteorologist for Severe Weather Team 11 and PCNC.

Valerie Smock

Valerie Smock is a meteorologist for Severe Weather Team 11 and PCNC. Valerie joined the team in December 2013.

Channel 11 Sports

Alby Oxenreiter

Alby Oxenreiter is the sports anchor for Channel 11 News on Fox 53 at 10 p.m. and an anchor and reporter for Channel 11 Sports.

Bill Phillips

Bill Phillips is the weekend anchor for Channel 11 Sports, and a reporter for Channel 11 Sports. Bill joined Channel 11 in December of 2001.

Channel 11 News Reporters

Courtney Brennan

A born and raised Pittsburgher, Courtney Brennan was thrilled to join the Channel 11 News team in June of 2010!

Rick Earle

Rick Earle is a Target 11 Investigator for Channel 11 News. Rick arrived at Channel 11 in August of 1994 as the Westmoreland County Bureau Chief.

Steven Fisher

Steven Fisher joined the Channel 11 News team as a morning reporter in June, 2015. Prior to arriving in the Steel City, Steven spent two years reporting in Harrisburg.

Melanie Gillespie

Melanie Gillespie is a Pittsburgh native, born and raised in Bridgeville and an alum of South Fayette School District.

Joe Holden

WPXI's Joe Holden joined the team in July 2013. He covers the Westmoreland County beat for Channel 11.

Lori Houy

Lori arrived at Channel 11 in October 1998. A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she attended college at the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Brandon Hudson

Brandon joined WPXI in January 2011 as a morning reporter after spending two years at FOX 44 in Burlington, Vt.

Renee Kaminski

Renee Kaminski is a reporter for Channel 11 News. Renee arrived at Channel 11 in January of 1995. Renee is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Channel 11 News Reporters

Amy Marcinkiewicz

Amy is the Beaver and Butler County Bureau Chief for Channel 11 News. Amy arrived at Channel 11 in April of 1995.

Pamela Osborne

Pamela joined the Channel 11 News team in September 2013. She was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and raised right outside of Detroit.

Trisha Pittman

Trisha Pittman is the traffic anchor for Channel 11 Morning News from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and reports for Channel 11 News at Noon, 5 p.

Cara Sapida

Cara Sapida joined the Channel 11 news team in April 2009. Before landing a job in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Cara worked as a reporter for NBC-2 in Fort Myers, Fla.

Jennifer Tomazic

Jennifer Tomazic joined the Channel 11 team as a reporter in May of 2013. She moved "south" from Milwaukee, and hopes Pittsburgh winters aren't quite as cold!

Multiplatform Contributors

Tony Atkins

Tony Atkins joined WPXI as a digital content producer in February of 2015 after spending the previous year with the Austin American-Statesman newspaper in Austin, Texas.

Rob Johnston

Rob Johnston joined WPXI-TV as a Multimedia Producer and Entertainment VJ in March of 2012. Rob covers the hottest events and interviews the biggest celebrities in film, television and music for WPXI.

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