Emily Previti is WITF’s Keystone Crossroads reporter, a statewide public media collaboration among WITF, WHYY in Philadelphia, WESA in Pittsburgh and WPSU in State College, focused on issues facing Pennsylvania's cities including poverty, aging infrastructure, financial distress and public worker pensions. Emily previously covered municipal dysfunction and state interventions as a city hall reporter in Harrisburg for the Patriot-News/PennLive, and in Atlantic City for The Press of Atlantic City. She twice won the New Jersey Press Association’s Art Weissman award for public service journalism for two watchdog projects. One uncovered gag orders and payoffs linked to local police promotions and retirements; ultimately, this prompted the resignation of the public official responsible. The other showed how gubernatorial pressure led to the waste and abuse of casino-generated redevelopment funding. That story led to changes in state laws governing the NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Before going to work for The Press, Emily covered suburban Chicago for Northwest Newsgroup. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate, she worked for WXPN-FM’s Morning Show and Kids Corner programs. Her “off” hours are spent running, swimming, reading and seeking laughter and good music.