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Francesca Dabecco editor journalist director Pittsburgh The Incline

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►Read about me and my recommendations for the best banh mi sandwich, her favorite farm-fresh, riverside dinner, her favorite neighborhood bar, and more.


Francesca Dabecco is The Incline’s director. She brings writing experience, marketing expertise, and a big love for her hometown of Pittsburgh. Francesca’s a writer with an endless curiosity for her city and the people and places that make it so special. Her metaphorical newsroom office door is always open for questions, news leads, tips, and hellos at [email protected]


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Rossilynne Culgan 

Rossilynne is ardent supporter of the Pittsburgh ‘S’. She grew up on a Westmoreland County farm (go Penn-Trafford!) and now lives in the Strip District. She’s the author of a Pittsburgh guide book called “100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die.” When she’s not writing (or even when she is), you can find her hanging out with her husband Shane and their sassy cat Cleocatra


Colin Deppen 

Colin joined The Incline as a reporter/curator in August 2017. He’s a Pittsburgh transplant, a husband, and dad to two dogs (Spencer and Zola) and one human child (Rory). When he’s not walking the four-legged kids near his Mount Washington home, he’s writing about Pittsburgh’s urban deer, Pittsburgh’s YouTube stars, the meaning of life, and forgotten people.  




The Incline has sister publications in four cities (The Evergrey, Seattle; Bridgeliner, Portland; The New Tropic, Miami; Pulptown, Orlando), and we all rely on the folks at WhereBy.Us HQ for help building our technology and making the newsletter sparkle.  

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