Pittsburgh Freelance Reporter Changes Stations, Goes Full-Time

By Kevin Eck 

Shelley Bortz is joining Pittsburgh, Pa. CBS-owned station KDKA as a full-time reporter.

Bortz has been freelancing for Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI since 2015. The two Pittsburgh stations have effectively traded reporters; last week, WPXI hired KDKA reporter Nicole Ford.

“I’m extremely excited for this opportunity and proud to be on KDKA’s outstanding team of journalists,” said Bortz.


Bortz has also worked in Scottsbluff, Neb., Parkersburg, W.V., Steubenville, Ohio, Jacksonville, Fla. and St. Louis.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the move is a “big win” for KDKA after the retirement of several veteran journalists, including anchor Stacy Smith, reporter and anchor Paul Martino and medical correspondent Maria Simbra.