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Michael Bartley
Michael Bartley is co-hosting the exciting new WQED programs "Pittsburgh 360" and "4802," producing documentaries for "Experience" and hosting other WQED specials. From 2000 to 2010, he served as host and correspondent for the station's flagship "OnQ" program. His many accolades include 10 regional Emmy® Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Bill Burns Award for excellence in journalism. Previously, he worked 15 years as a news reporter and anchor in Green Bay and Milwaukee. A native of Pittsburgh's Greenfield neighborhood, Michael is a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Marquette University.

Tonia Caruso
Tonia Caruso is co-host and co-moderator of WQED's new programs, "Pittsburgh 360" and "4802," as well as a producer of episodes for the documentary-style "Experience." During her nine years with "OnQ," Tonia brought viewers in-depth reports on politics, business, health, human interest and the arts. The Mid-Atlantic Emmy winner has been honored by Women in Film and Media with the Patti Burns Award for Excellence in Television. Tonia is also known in the Pittsburgh region as the host of "Comcast Newsmakers," and previously worked as a WTAE-TV reporter and KDKA-TV producer. A native of Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood, Tonia attended Sacred Heart High School and the University of Pittsburgh.

Chris Moore
Chris Moore has hosted and produced countless remarkable programs and feature reports since joining WQED in 1980. Formerly the host of the long-running "Black Horizons" and "OffQ," he is now hosting "Horizons," moderating "4802," and is a contributing producer to "Experience." The Mid-Atlantic Emmy® winner has brought to life documentaries like "Wylie Avenue Days," which focused on the heyday of Pittsburgh's Hill District. A Vietnam veteran, he has often incorporated his own life experiences in specials like "In Country," the story of his friends and comrades' return to Vietnam. Outside of WQED, Chris hosts the live call-in TV show, "Pittsburgh Now" for PCNC and has his own weekend radio show on KDKA-AM 1020.

Rick Sebak
Rick Sebak has been making TV programs for WQED since 1987. His documentaries are often called collectively "The Pittsburgh History Series," although they are individual stand-alone programs. Popular for decades, these Sebak productions include such Pittsburgh favorites as "Kennywood Memories," "Things That Aren't There Anymore," "Downtown Pittsburgh," "North Side Story," "The Strip Show," and many others. Rick has also produced a dozen national programs for PBS, including "A Hot Dog Program," "Sandwiches That You Will Like," "A Flea Market Documentary," and "A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway." In 2004, Rick was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, one for producing and one for writing, on a program titled "Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor." He is the recipient of numerous Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and other broadcasting honors. Rick's latest venture is a weekly series on WQED, "It's Pittsburgh & a Lot of Other Stuff," which premiered in the fall of 2010.

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