Anne Danahy / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Anne Danahy has been a reporter at WPSU since fall 2017. She was a reporter for nearly 12 years at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pennsylvania, where she earned a number of awards for her coverage of issues including the impact of natural gas development on communities.

She earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and a master's in media studies from Penn State.

She worked as a writer at Penn State, including with the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. She’s a volunteer host at C-NET, Centre County's government-education access station.

Latest by Anne Danahy


Penn State prepares to take the field, after vote by Big Ten leaders

The Big Ten’s decision to play football this fall comes as Penn State and other universities are facing rising numbers of COVID-19 cases among their students. Penn State has had 1,145 cases of COVID-19 so far.

By Anne Danahy

State College School District says three students have COVID-19

Three students in the State College Area School District — one high school student and two elementary students — have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email from the district superintendent to families Monday evening.

By Anne Danahy

In split vote, State College school board opts to cancel school Friday, review COVID-19 numbers

The meeting came the same day Centre County saw its largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases.
By Anne Danahy

COVID-19 cases continue sharp increase in Centre County, up 40 Thursday

There are 578 confirmed and probable cases in Centre County, up from 538 Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health. Thursday’s 40-case increase is second only to the 47-case spike Wednesday, the largest seen in the county since the pandemic began.

By Anne Danahy

No Penn State football yet: Big Ten postpones fall sports due to COVID-19

“Our primary responsibility is to make the best possible decisions in the interest of our students, faculty and staff."
By Anne Danahy

Some faculty’s environmental science research on hold, while others find work around, in face of COVID-19

The National Science Foundation postponed most work on Antarctica
By Anne Danahy

Penn State to play in an empty Beaver Stadium, but the school has a plan if the state changes the rules

But, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour left open the possibility that the football team won’t play at all. 
By Anne Danahy


State funding aims to help businesses, schools, agencies move to cleaner fuel vehicles

The state announced $2.1 million in grants
By Anne Danahy

At least one COVID-19 case at Penn State University Park, DOH reports

Some students have returned to campus for research and athletics training.
By Anne Danahy
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