Listeners of KDKA-AM (1020) know Maria Gabriel as a part-time reporter at the station. Now, she’s about to be the new host of WESA’s (90.5) Morning Edition. Christopher Ayers who has been hosting the show since November, will return to his role as producer. Gabriel grew up in West Mifflin, but worked in Harrisburg at commercial and public radio there. She’s worked in Pittsburgh since 1992.
The Post-Gazette identifies her as Maria Gabriel Scapellato, but it’s not clear if she’ll use her full name or continue as just Maria Gabriel.