WHIZ Sports Team

Pat Chiesa

Pat Chiesa
Sports Reporter

pchiesa@whizmediagroup.com

Pat Chiesa was born and raised in South Park, Pennsylvania--about a half hour south of Pittsburgh. He graduated from South Park High School and went on to attend Ohio University, earning a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism.

While in Athens, Pat served as co-sports director of WOUB-TV, a PBS affiliate. He reported for several sports-themed shows, including award-winning programs "Gridiron Glory" and "The Bobcat Sports Showcase." Pat also completed internships with Pittsburgh media outlets WTAE-TV (ABC) and KDKA-FM (CBS) before joining WHIZ in February of 2014.

Pat is proud to once again call Southeast Ohio home. He is familiar with the Zanesville area, having covered Muskingum Valley League football for "Gridiron Glory," and contests that sports fans in the Y-City are some of the most passionate he's ever seen.

Pat's greatest sports memories include reporting on Ohio football's upset win over Penn State in the fall of 2012, interviewing 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen and living in Pittsburgh during the Pirates' 2013 playoff run.

In his free time, Pat enjoys playing everything from soccer to golf. He's a big fan of coffee, music and spontaneous road trips. His favorite athlete is his sister, Christie, a midfielder on the Central Michigan University women's soccer team.

Feel free to drop Pat an email with any story ideas, or just to say hello!


Morgan Overbey

Morgan Overbey
Sports Reporter

moverbey@whizmediagroup.com

As a native of Newark, Ohio, Morgan attended Licking Valley High School. She then went on attend Ohio University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism.

During her time in Athens, Morgan spent most of her time working at WOUB-TV, the television station on campus. She hosted and produced the award-winning program, "The Bobcat Sports Showcase," while also working for several other sports programs including "Gridiron Glory." Morgan was also part of the Ohio University Track & Field team, where she primarily ran short distance and competed in the long jump.

Morgan also completed several internships while in school, including one with WCMH-TV in Columbus and another at KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

Morgan enjoys all things sports, whether is playing or watching them. Her favorite sport is basketball, which she played for 13 years while growing up. She also enjoys going golfing in her free time, doing Crossfit, cooking, traveling, watching Netflix, and spending time with her friends and family.

Morgan is excited to begin her journey at WHIZ as the newest sports reporter/anchor and she looks forward to telling your stories!

If you have any story ideas, or would just like to set up a friendly game of H-O-R-S-E, feel free to shoot Morgan an email!


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