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Officials, Advocates Urge Efforts to Rein In UPMC

Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

Summer Lee held her first press conference as a Congresswoman Thursday morning, and the topic was a familiar one: UPMC. WESA's Chris Potter reports.

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(Original air-date: 1/21/23)

Nearly three decades after leaving home for college, Chris Potter now lives four miles from the house he grew up in -- a testament either to the charm of the South Hills or to a simple lack of ambition. In the intervening years, Potter held a variety of jobs, including asbestos abatement engineer and ice-cream truck driver. He has also worked for a number of local media outlets, only some of which then went out of business. After serving as the editor of Pittsburgh City Paper for a decade, he covered politics and government at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has won some awards during the course of his quarter-century journalistic career, but then even a blind squirrel sometimes digs up an acorn.