Newsmaker: Carla Leininger
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
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.”
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