Pittsburgh native and Oakland Catholic alumna Meredith McDonough, currently weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at Johnstown’s WATM-TV (23) and WWCP-TV (8) was profiled in the Altoona Mirror recently.

The 2005 Allegheny College graduate is at her first TV job. Her advice for young journalists? “Just never give up. Knock on doors until they let you in and then you can prove you’re the right person for the job.”

McDonough is the niece of Michael Bartley, managing editor and correspondent for WQED-TV’s newsmagazine “On Q.”