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Elaine Vitone

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Elaine Vitone (she/her) is a science writer, editor, and audio producer who has won national and regional awards. She specializes in character-driven narratives that make complex research accessible for lay audiences.
Member since 2018


  • Pittsburgh, PA


  • Fact Checking
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Elaine

Elaine’s longform magazine features and narrative podcasts have won awards from the National Association of Science Writers, the Carnegie Science Center, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, and the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her MFA in nonfiction writing.

Elaine was a longtime senior editor of Pitt Med magazine and host/producer of Pitt Medcast, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Pitt Medcast aired regularly on the National Science Foundation’s Science Zone Radio and was also handpicked by Public Radio Exchange’s highly curated storytelling channel/app, PRX Remix.

Elaine also hosted and produced Season 5 of Consequential, a narrative podcast about public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Elaine’s stories have also appeared in GQLadies’ Home JournalPublishers WeeklySan Francisco ChronicleThe Allegheny FrontUS Airways MagazinePennsylvania PursuitsPittsburgh magazine, and Pitt Magazine, among others. 



  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Marketing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Fact Checking


  • AT897 Shotgun Mic
  • Shure SM7B Cardioid Announcer Mic
  • Zoom H4n