Charlie Wolfson

Charlie Wolfson is a local government accountability reporter at PublicSource, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to public service reporting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his hometown. Wolfson focuses on policy, the impact of government programs and election procedure and access. For three years he reported for The Boston Globe, both while earning his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Northeastern University and after he graduated in 2020. Wolfson was a reporter and editor at The Huntington News, Northeastern’s student paper, including a term as editor-in-chief and an intense several months covering the university’s response to the early days of the pandemic. In early 2021 he interned at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.


PublicSource is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, digital-first media organization dedicated to serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding region with public-service reporting and news analysis. Its mission is to inspire critical thinking and bold ideas through local journalism rooted in facts, diverse voices and the pursuit of transparency. PublicSource currently covers K-12 education, local government, economic development, the environment, health and public safety.