Elevating aviation takes lots of know-how. In addition to the hundreds of dedicated experts who run our airports every day, the intrepid Blue Sky News staff makes sure the world knows about it. Meet our content producers:
Bob Kerlik, Executive Editor
Bob Kerlik is Director, Public Affairs for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and Executive Editor of Blue Sky. Bob has more than 15 years of experience in communications, including a dozen years as a reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Duquesne University, where he later served as an adjunct instructor and advisor for the university’s student newspaper.
Matt Neistein, Managing Editor
Matt is Manager, Public Affairs for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and Managing Editor of Blue Sky. He spent more than 14 years working at newspapers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida and Pennsylvania in a variety of roles. He’s also been a part of the digital operations team at WPXI-TV. He studied journalism at Eastern Illinois University.
Julie Bercik, Staff Writer and Videographer
Julie is a Communications Specialist for the Allegheny County Airport Authority, staff writer and videographer for Blue Sky. She has 14 years of experience as a multimedia professional, working ten years in broadcast news and four years as a public relations specialist for public school districts. She is a graduate of Kent State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in News and Information Gathering.
Evan Dougherty, Staff Writer & Contributing Photographer
Evan is a Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Allegheny County Airport Authority. He was previously a stringer writer for Blue Sky for two years and an airport volunteer for three years. Evan has over 10 years of experience with aviation photography and has contributed to various aviation websites. Evan is a graduate of Robert Morris University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Marketing.
Gina Mastrangelo, Staff Writer
Gina Mastrangelo is a Staff Writer for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and a writer for Blue Sky. She is a graduate of Duquesne University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Writing and Multiplatform Journalism and an MS. Ed.