TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newsmaker: Carla Leininger

Newsmaker photo of Carla Leininger, recipient of a Brazilian International Press Award. She promotes Brazilian culture in Pittsburgh.
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 11:40 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: Leininger has won the 16th annual Brazilian International Press Award in the radio category for the East Coast. The award was established in 1997 to celebrate Brazilian culture and promote a positive image overseas. She won the award for starting a Brazilian radio show on Carnegie Mellon University's WRCT 88.3 FM. Years later, the show evolved into the Brazilian Radio Hour or Cantinho Brasileiro no Radio. She founded Global Beats, a leading producer of global music events in Pittsburgh, and maintains the Brazilian Pittsburgh website.

Occupation: Web marketing project manager for Eaton Corp. in Moon

Age: 48

Residence: Rosslyn Farms

Family: Fiance Donald Tanner and sons Eric Murillo, 25, and Daniel Murillo, 27

Background: She arrived in Pittsburgh in the late 1970s when her mother pursued her post-graduate studies.

Education: A bachelor's in Latin American studies from the University of Illinois and a master's in journalism and mass communications from Point Park University

Quote: “We've got the World Cup and the Olympic games going to Brazil, so there's a lot of momentum for Brazilian culture. We get to bring to Pittsburgh a lively, entertaining and joyful culture. Brazilians are fun to be around. We have a zest for life.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Allegheny County adoption event joins 40 children with families
  2. Man’s death by runaway wheel on Route 28 ruled accident
  3. Emergency personnel contain fire at Whitehall apartment complex
  4. Newsmaker: Christopher W. Robinson
  5. Youngsters embrace technology that combines art, software in 3D printing
  6. Former youth volunteer facing federal child pornography charges
  7. Portion of Parkway West will be closed for weekend work
  8. Nude photos of Penn Hills High School students spur investigation
  9. Crash site to remain without crossing guard in Penn Hills
  10. Allegheny County 911 call center opinions diverge
  11. WVU frat brothers charged with hazing pledges
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.