Michaela Winberg | WHYY
Michaela Winberg is a general assignment reporter at Billy Penn. She covers LGBTQ people and culture, public spaces, and transportation and mobility. She also sometimes produces radio and web features for NPR.
A 2018 graduate of Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication, Winberg was editor in chief of the university’s student newspaper, The Temple News. She helped launch CoveringAddiction.com, a project geared toward finding solutions to drug addiction in Philadelphia. Winberg also spent time working at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Bellingham Herald in Washington state.
Facebook and Instagram are essential for many people who make their income online. So, what happens when the social media giant revokes access? Michaela Winberg of WHYY’s Billy Penn talked to a Philadelphia artist who had this happen.
Joining a GSA can be a life-saver for queer or trans students. The school groups provide a safe space for kids to figure out their identity, and help adults provide support, but only 12 of Philly’s public high schools are listed as having them out of more than 200. Michaela Winberg of WHYY’s Billy Penn has more.
The male-dominated tattoo industry is starting to change. A 2010 study found just one of every six tattoo artists in the United States is a woman, but as permanent ink explodes in popularity, more women are picking up the needle.