My journalism career began in New York City with CBS network TV news. 

A passion for public radio brought me home, to the Philadelphia market. 

A passion for storytelling brought me to Pittsburgh.

Sample Broadcast & Digital Content for Essential Pittsburgh

Popular Call-in Conversations

Features & Interviews in the Field 

To Market! 

An Essential Pittsburgh Series Voiced by Heather

Award Winning Broadcasts

Environmental Justice Organizing & Storytelling

Part of a One PA and Mothers Out Front storytelling project featuring mothers in Southwest PA and the day to day impact of fracking and the petrochemical buildout.

Neglected Histories

Producer and Director

A new documentary series focused on neglected properties and neighborhood change.



Heather McClain


Digital media producer, focused on local stories and sustainability


Tel: 610-763-0067