Katie Zilcosky

Host- All Things Considered

When I came to Syracuse University in 2014, I knew I wanted to go into journalism, and I was pretty sure I wanted to do television. When I was looking for ways to report outside of class, one of my professors recommended I start working at WAER. It wasn’t tv, but I thought it was a good place to start.  

So I started to work in radio and never turned back for TV. I started with web editing and then took reporting shifts. Eventually, I became the fill in host for All Things Considered.

I spent the next 3 years working as a student at WAER and continued working in public radio each summer in my hometown Pittsburgh at 90.5 WESA. There, I worked as a production intern for their local live shows.

After graduating from Syracuse University, I knew the only jobs I wanted to apply for were jobs in public radio. Now, I’m lucky enough to end up at the station that helped to form that passion. I’m excited to continue to be a part of WAER’s mission to enlighten, engage and entertain.

When I’m not reporting or hosting All Things Considered, I enjoy trying new restaurants in Syracuse and spending time in the Central New York’s state parks.