Tonia Caruso

WQED Multimedia Correspondent 

Tonia Caruso is an Emmy winning correspondent and host of Pittsburgh 360, a weekly news magazine program on WQED. She is also the host of Comcast Newsmakers, interviewing political, community and business leaders about the issues affecting our region.

Tonia grew up in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. After graduating Magnum Cum Laude form the University of Pittsburgh with a dual degree in English Writing and Communications, Tonia began her career in local television news at KDKA-TV as a writer and producer. 

In 2001 Tonia joined the staff of WQED. She’s won two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and several Golden Quill Awards for her long format story telling. She’s been honored by Women in Film and Media with the Patti Burns Award for Excellence in Television.

As an active member of the Pittsburgh community, Tonia volunteers her time for several organizations and causes including UPMC’s Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.


Welcome to the CLOSING THE GAP initiative.

Gender wage ratio data show that in 1960 women earned 60.7 cents compared to a dollar earned by men. More than 50 years later, the ratio hovers at 76.5 cents to one dollar. At this pace, it is projected it will take another 45 years to approach pay equity.

Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.
 

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Eden Hall Foundation   |  Chatham University  |  Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation

Cathy Raphael   |  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC   |  MSA   |  Georgia Berner

Tonia Caruso

WQED Multimedia Correspondent 

Tonia Caruso is an Emmy winning correspondent and host of Pittsburgh 360, a weekly news magazine program on WQED. She is also the host of Comcast Newsmakers, interviewing political, community and business leaders about the issues affecting our region.

Tonia grew up in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. After graduating Magnum Cum Laude form the University of Pittsburgh with a dual degree in English Writing and Communications, Tonia began her career in local television news at KDKA-TV as a writer and producer. 

In 2001 Tonia joined the staff of WQED. She’s won two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and several Golden Quill Awards for her long format story telling. She’s been honored by Women in Film and Media with the Patti Burns Award for Excellence in Television.

As an active member of the Pittsburgh community, Tonia volunteers her time for several organizations and causes including UPMC’s Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.


Welcome to the CLOSING THE GAP initiative.

Gender wage ratio data show that in 1960 women earned 60.7 cents compared to a dollar earned by men. More than 50 years later, the ratio hovers at 76.5 cents to one dollar. At this pace, it is projected it will take another 45 years to approach pay equity.

Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.
 

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Eden Hall Foundation   |  Chatham University  |  Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation

Cathy Raphael   |  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC   |  MSA   |  Georgia Berner

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