Emily HofstaedterGeneral Assignment Reporter
Emily is a general assignment news reporter for WYPR.
Emily began her journalism radio career nestled out on the tundra and on the shores of the sea ice in Nome, Alaska. Out there she covered everything from dog sled racing (mushing), climate change and Indigenous sovereignty. The work she did with her news team covering mishandled sexual assaults has won awards from the Alaska Press Club and led to an update in the Alaska consent statute.
In Alaska she met her now husband, and the two of them ended up in America’s Greatest City! She then spent a year working as a Ben Bagdikian Fellow for Mother Jones magazine doing research and fact-checking while she reported on issues ranging from labor politics, environmental justice and religion.
Emily originally hails from just up the Susquehanna River in Lancaster, PA and so the Chesapeake watershed has always been her home. When she isn’t reporting you might catch her performing with a local theatre troupe, writing poetry or hiking Maryland’s glorious range of trails.
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Six dead after construction zone crash that closed I-695 lanes this week, state police investigatingSeven vehicles were involved in a Wednesday afternoon crash on the Baltimore Beltway backing up traffic. Authorities previously closed both loops of I-695 between MD 26 and Security Boulevard. There were six Concrete General construction workers killed at the site.
"We're not going to tolerate prime contractors abusing and mistreating our minority and women's business community,” said Christopher Lundy, chief of the minority and women’s business opportunity office for Baltimore City.
'Too much power in the hands of one person,' Baltimore bill looks to reform or abolish city spending boardCouncilmember Zeke Cohen says the bill would chip away at the “strong mayor system."
The same committee that rejected Leach last week decided to unanimously confirm her on Monday.
Sleep-related infant deaths spike across the Baltimore region, officials stress safe sleep practicesBaltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa shared that 18 infants have died recently but such tragedies are preventable with proper education.
Baltimore City is still paying for the Gun Trace Task Force's misconduct, $6M settlement to slain driver's familyThe Board of Estimates unanimously approved a settlement for the family of a man killed in a high-speed chase instigated by the infamous Baltimore City Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force.
Baltimore City council member Zeke Cohen introduced legislation known as the Strengthening Renters’ Safety Act on Monday.