The Pittsburgh City Paper is Pittsburgh's leading alternative weekly newspaper which focuses on local news, opinion, and arts and entertainment. It bought out In Pittsburgh Weekly in 2001.[2] Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, September 28, 2001. Retrieved September 21, 2009. City Paper is the in the nation.

The Pittsburgh City Paper is a free publication and is distributed in most neighborhoods throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area every Wednesday, with about 70,000 copies printed weekly.[3]

The City Paper was originally based in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Like most alternative weeklies, the publication tends toward a left-wing viewpoint. Pittsburgh City Paper's slogan is "All Paper, No Plastic."

The Pittsburgh City Paper is independently and locally owned by Steel City Media, and has no business relationship with other City Papers found in other cities such as the Washington City Paper and Philadelphia City Paper.

Current staff



  • Charlie Deitch, Editor
  • Bill O'Driscoll, Arts and Entertainment Editor
  • Margaret Welsh, Music Editor
  • Al Hoff, Associate Editor
  • Ashley Murray, Multimedia Editor
  • Rebecca Nuttall, Staff Writer
  • Ryan Deto, Staff Writer
  • Celine Roberts, Listings Editor
  • Heather Mull, Staff Photographer


  • Kevin Shepherd, Director of Operations
  • Lisa Cunningham, Art Director
  • Julie Skidmore, Production Director
  • Sheila Letson, Graphic Designer
  • Jennifer Miriello, Graphic Designer
  • Jeffrey Schreckengost, Graphic Designer

Awards and recognition

In 2010, the CP news staff won 10 awards out of 11 nominations from the Press Club in western Pennsylvania. Individual winners included Charlie Deitch for Business Writing, Chris Young in Health and Medical reporting, Chris Potter for Columns and Bill O'Driscoll for Best Feature and Science and Technology writing. The news staff also won an award for its coverage of the 2009 G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh.[5]