News Team

Station Manager

Austin Ayers

President/News Director




Austin Ayers is a film director from the Pittsburgh-area. After working several years at CBS New York, and as a freelancer for CBS Los Angeles, Austin transitioned into a broadcast and staff reporter role with a former subsidiary of the Trib Total Media. Seeking more responsibility, Austin was hired into WPMG-TV and WPMG-FM.

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: (412) 360-8457 Ext. 1100





Assistant Station Manager

Ryan Focht

Assistant News Director/Graphics Manager




Ryan Focht is a large asset to WPMG-TV and WPMG-FM. As the assistant news director and graphics design manager, he runs a home-brewed graphics shop and takes time to volunteer with his church and various advocacy campaigns in the area through his work in design. He still runs sitewide editing and provides for WPMG and the community surrounding it.

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: (412) 360-8457 Ext. 1200





Staff Reporter

Shannon Tsonis

Cold Case and Crime




Shannon Tsonis is a professional author and marketing major. Shannon provides our columnist edition with true-crime stories and cold case updates.

EMAIL: [email protected]





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