Elaine Vitone is a science writer, editor, and multimedia tinkerer. She’s a senior editor at Pitt Med, the magazine of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and writer/producer of Pitt Medcast, a science-based leisure listen that has aired on the National Science Foundation’s Science360 Radio and several NPR member stations; it was also handpicked by Public Radio Exchange’s highly curated storytelling channel/app, PRX Remix. Previously, she freelanced for GQ, Ladies’ Home Journal, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, US Airways Magazine, Pennsylvania Pursuits, Pittsburgh magazine, and Pitt Magazine, among others. 

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

Elaine, her husband, Dylan, and their three kids live in a Pittsburgh fixer-upper dubbed the DIY Mess.