Newsmaker: Jesse Irwin |

Newsmaker: Jesse Irwin

Madasyn Czebiniak
Newsmaker Jesse Irwin is the host of the University of Pittsburgh’s late night talk show “Pitt Tonight” and was nominated for a 2016 Talent award presented by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Noteworthy: Irwin, host of the University of Pittsburgh’s late-night talk show “Pitt Tonight,” was nominated for a 2016 Talent award presented by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The “First Episode of ‘Pitt Tonight’ ” was also nominated for a 2016 College/University Student Production — Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs award.

Age: 22

Occupation : Senior at Pitt, studying broadcast journalism and political science

Family: Mother, Lynn Snyderman; stepfather, Lew Hyman; father, Steve Irwin; stepmother, Andi Irwin; sisters, Jillian Irwin, Hannah Hyman and Rose Irwin

Education: Irwin graduated from Pittsburgh Allderdice High School in 2012; he is expected to graduate from Pitt in 2017.

Quote: “I think it’s proof that kids at Pitt really want opportunities in production and in media. I think the school should see this and it should say, ‘OK, well, if our students are really interested in this, how can we continue to meet the needs of our students?’ While it’s very exciting for everyone involved, I think it’s a steppingstone for future media education here at Pitt.”

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