Colin McNickle is a senior fellow and media specialist at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy in Pittsburgh. He joined the think tank in 2016 after a 22-year career with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the last 18 as director of editorial pages for Trib Total Media.
McNickle began his journalism career at The Times-Leader in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and later worked at several radio stations in Ohio and West Virginia.
He later worked for United Press International (as bureau chief in Morgantown, W.Va., and in Pittsburgh and, based in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, as Pennsylvania Broadcast Editor. He also served as UPI's Regional Broadcast Editor for the Northeastern United States. He also worked for The Associated Press.