WDUQ-FM (90.5) has hired Erika Beras to fill the newly created position of the Staunton Farm Foundation Behavioral Health Reporter. Beras comes from the Miami Herald where she covered breaking news and health and science stories. She earned her Masters Degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism while working as an intern at the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She has written for magazines as well.

At WDUQ, Ms. Beras will cover stories relevant to the behavioral health community and their connections to the community. The position is being funded through a grant from the Staunton Farm Foundation and is working in collaboration with the Thomas Scattergood Foundation Behavioral Health Reporter at WHYY in Philadelphia.