Find out more about the WYSU staff! Additional staff contact information can be found in the staff directory on the YSU website.
Title: Associate Director of Broadcasting
In 1992, while earning his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Youngstown State University, David accepted his first position at WYSU. He graduated in 1997 and was employed by the Steubenville School District where he taught music and broadcast journalism for several years. In 2001, David returned to WYSU as the Associate Director, a position he maintains along with his on-air duties. His favorite programs are Only A Game and Fresh Air.
In his free time, David enjoys traveling, especially around the southwestern United States, and says that his favorite aspect of his job at the station is working with creative and colorful coworkers.
Title: Host, Doing Good
Gina Marinelli is a native of the Mahoning Valley and a graduate of Youngstown State University. She is best known for her 23-year career as a broadcast journalist, starting in the radio newsroom of WKBN 570 and quickly making the short move to reporter for WKBN 27 First News. From there, Gina transitioned to the anchor desk at WKBN, which she shared for many years with the legendary Tom Holden.
Gina’s reporting skills broke many stories and earned numerous awards from the Associated Press. After Holden’s death in 2005, she moved to WYTV Channel 33, the local ABC affiliate, where she anchored and reported. She left broadcasting in 2007.
Gina now works as a development officer for the Humility of Mary Health Partners Foundation. She has raised six million dollars for the creation of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at St. Elizabeth Health Center, has been nominated twice for an Athena Award, and is a member of YSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
She lives in Boardman with her 8-year-old son, Jacob.
Title: Administrative Assistant
As the administrative assistant, Laurie is the main contact for all membership and day sponsorship information at WYSU! She came to the station in July of 2008 and earned Youngstown State University Distinguished Service Awards in 2011 and 2012. She is an enormous fan of the station, finding news and special interest programming her favorite things to listen to on 88.5 FM. Laurie can sum up what she likes about her job in one word: "Variety."