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The Pitt News

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The Pitt News

Gianmarco Soresi during a stand-up show.

Q&A with comedian Gianmarco Soresi

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor December 1, 2023

Gianmarco Soresi is a comedian coming to Pittsburgh Improv on Dec. 3. The Pitt News sat down with Soresi for a virtual interview to talk about Pittsburgh, studying musical theater and his recent “Leaning...

Eugene Garcia-Cross is a writer for the Disney+ comedy series “The Santa Clauses.”

Q&A: Pitt alum reflects on journey to Hollywood with comedy series ‘The Santa Clauses’

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer March 2, 2023
Eugene Garcia-Cross, a 1999 Pitt alum, is now a writer for the Disney+ comedy series “The Santa Clauses” — starring Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell. The show found great success in its first season and is officially renewed for a second.
Zakiya Young (right) with other cast members on the set of “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”

‘Don’t dim your light’: Pitt alumna acts in ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor October 12, 2022
Zakiya Young, a 2001 Pitt alum, landed her first Hollywood gig on teen thriller series “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.” She spoke with The Pitt News about how she uses her Western Pennsylvania roots to identify with her character Corey on the show.
Pitt alumna Alyssa Makowski graduated in December 2021 with a biology degree and minors in chemistry and Spanish.

Q&A: Pitt graduate who attends new international medical school

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer September 26, 2022
Though going abroad for medical school may seem daunting, Pitt alumna Alyssa Makowski said it was the greatest leap of faith she’s ever taken.
Wake Forest tight end Brandon Chapman (23) high-fives fans with his teammates after defeating Boston College at Alumni Stadium in Boston on Saturday.

Wake Forest student newspaper breaks down Demon Deacons approach ahead of ACC Championship

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
To become more familiar with the Panthers’ opponent, The Pitt News talked with Essex Thayer, the sports editor at Wake Forest’s student newspaper, the Old Gold & Black.
Kay Oyegun, a writer and producer on “This Is Us” who has been with the show since the first season, signed a deal last year to continue writing for 20th Century Fox.

Q&A: Kay Oyegun on her journey from The Pitt News to 20th Century Fox

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer February 26, 2021
Oyegun spoke with The Pitt News about her journey from covering local Pittsburgh goings on to writing scripts in Los Angeles. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Pitt Cyber will show Chris Paine’s film “Do You Trust this Computer?” at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Teplitz Courtroom of the Barco Law Building.

Q&A: Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine on AI

By Griffin Lynch, Staff Writer April 10, 2019
The Pitt News talked with Chris Paine before a showing of the documentary about AI and his filmmaking process.
Jodi Hermanek is the Pitt Softball program’s third head coach. (Image via Pitt Athletics)

Q&A: Jodi Hermanek brings fresh perspective to Pitt softball

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer September 19, 2018
The Pitt News sat down with Hermanek after her first series as head coach, a 2-0 sweep against Slippery Rock, to see what her plans are for the softball program and learn more about who she is.
Comedian Bill Burr will be in Pittsburgh on April 6 for two shows at the Benedum Center.  (Courtesy of Koury Angelo)

Comedian Bill Burr ‘Walks his way out’ to Pittsburgh

By John Hamilton | Managing Editor April 3, 2018

Since the last time Bill Burr was in Pittsburgh, he’s had a kid and written three seasons of an animated Netflix show, “F is for Family.” But he’s adamant that his worldview and his stand-up routine...

Models sport clothing and accessories from thrift store Haus of Vain, located in Oakland on Centre Avenue and owned by 2015 Pitt graduate Jerome Roberts. (Photo Courtesy of Jerome Roberts)

Q&A: Pitt alum opens Haus of Vain thrift store

Thrifting in Pittsburgh is an underappreciated subject. When I discuss my excitement with people about finding a really interesting or rare find while thrifting in Pittsburgh, they look at me funny —...

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