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Keynote Speakers

Meet our keynote speakers for this year's Teen Conference!

Thank you to Brittny McGraw and Carly Noel, both of WPXI, for joining us this year.

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Brittny McGraw

Brittny McGraw, WPXI

Brittny McGraw, WPXI

Brittny McGraw joined the Channel 11 News team in June 2011 as a morning reporter and weekend morning anchor after spending nearly four years at WPXI's sister station in Dayton, Ohio.

Brittny's television career began in the NBC family, where in Charlotte she worked as a writer and archivist at NBC News Channel. The start of her on-air career took her to WCTI-TV in New Bern, N.C., where she worked her way up the ranks from one-man-band reporter to weekend anchor. Working in Eastern North Carolina brought its share of hurricanes, but Brittny didn't mind because it also meant plenty of lovely days at the beach!

Brittny traded in sandals and bare feet at the beach for snow boots when she moved to WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio. Brittny wore a number of hats at Channel 7, serving as a reporter and weekend anchor, but also doing sports many weekends as well. During her time in Ohio's Miami Valley, Brittny earned an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy for a special report on an area hospital's medical helicopter team and also had her work honored by the Ohio Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

After nearly four years in Ohio, Brittny is excited to move east to Pittsburgh. Brittny loves being an active member of her community and in Dayton served as a homework tutor at an area community center. She also served on the board of The Mustard Seed Foundation, a Dayton organization that empowers and educates teen mothers, and was a member of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists.

Brittny is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and looks forward to being an active member of the Pittsburgh community.

Carly Noel

Carly Noel, WPXI

Carly Noel, WPXI

Carly Noel is the Senior Multimedia Specialist at WPXI-TV. She has been at the station since 2004 and joined the digital department in 2006.

Carly produces, writes, shoots and edits original entertainment content for See & Be Seen, a popular section on WPXI.com that she created. Over the years, Carly has interviewed a number of celebrities; her favorites include Donald Trump, Jimmy Fallon and her childhood crush, Joey McIntyre. She had the cool opportunity of spending a week with Tom Cruise, taking photos of him while he was in Pittsburgh filming a movie.

Carly also produces news, sports and high school content for WPXI.com. She created and produces High School Shows and extensively works on Skylights. Carly is the director of Skylights Media Day at Heinz Field, the biggest high school football event in Western Pennsylvania.

Carly's individual and team honors include: 2013 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Best Television Website, 2012 Golden Quill Award for Online Videography, 2012 Golden Quill Award for Most Creative Use of Technology to Tell a Story, 2012 Golden Quill Award for Best Television Website, 2012 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Best Television Website, 2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Television Website, 2011 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Best Television Website, 2011 Golden Quill Award for Online Multimedia News, 2011 Golden Quill Finalist for Online Multimedia Feature and 2011 Golden Quill Finalist for Online Multimedia Video.

Prior to joining the web department, Carly was a producer and writer in WPXI-TV’s news department. She produced several newscasts, including the weekday 10 O’clock News on Fox 53 and the weekend 6 and 11 p.m. on Channel 11. Carly was also a television news reporter at WJAC-TV in Johnstown.

Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, the North Allegheny High School graduate didn't travel far for college. Carly graduated from Duquesne University in 2003, where she double majored in English and Communications and was a cheerleader.

Carly spends her free time with her family and Pomeranian, Teddy. She's an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling.

"I love what I do. I began pursuing a journalism career when I was in high school. It has been a long road to get to where I am now, but the journey was just as great as the success. I'm absolutely thankful for everyone who helped me along the way."

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