Katie Meyer was WITF’s Capitol Bureau Chief from 2016-2020. While at WITF, she covered all things state politics for public radio stations throughout Pennsylvania. Katie came to Harrisburg by way of New York City, where she worked at Fordham University’s public radio station, WFUV, as an anchor, general assignment reporter, and co-host of an original podcast. A 2016 graduate of Fordham, she earned several awards for her work at WFUV, including four 2016 Gracies.
Katie is a native New Yorker, though she originally hails from Troy, a little farther up the Hudson River. She can attest that the bagels are still pretty good there.
WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Desk is partially funded through generous gifts made in the memory of Tony May through the Anthony J. May Memorial Fund.
Contactors for Sunoco drove a backhoe to the site of a new sinkhole at Lisa Drive in Chester County’s West Whiteland Township on Monday morning. (Jon Hurdle/StateImpact Pennsylvania)
Overall, this has been a quiet week in the state Capitol (we should note, this episode was recorded before Friday’s barrage of news about sexual assault allegations). Lawmakers have been lying low, introducing legislation, and prepping for their first real session days in the coming week.
But life goes on outside Harrisburg.
This week, we’re bringing you two stories. One is about a festering conflict between a neighborhood and a massive gas company. And the other on a young Pennsylvania man who was recently killed in a war that’s been dragging on since he was a child.