Remembering a trailblazer: Pittsburgh looks back on life of Eleanor Schano

Trailblazing Pittsburgh news anchor and host Eleanor Schano has died of COVID-19, according to her daughter.

Schano’s career in broadcasting spanned over five decades, including at WTAE Channel 4, where she was Pittsburgh’s first female general assignment reporter, starting in the late 1950s.

Schano was Pittsburgh’s first female commercial announcer and the first female weathercaster.

Source: Remembering a trailblazer: Pittsburgh looks back on life of Eleanor Schano