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An-Li became a reporter while completing her law degree at Stanford. In law school, she wrote about housing affordability, criminal justice and economic development, among other topics. She also served as the intern to NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg in Washington, DC, helping Ms. Totenberg to cover the U.S. Supreme Court and other legal matters. Originally from Pittsburgh, An-Li interned with the investigations team at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before joining 90.5 WESA in August

Latest by An-Li Herring/WESA

For unemployed workers in Pa., ‘it’s really stressful’ waiting for Congress to reach stimulus deal

Abbey Rideout estimated she could get by for three weeks without more federal aid.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Report: Probation, parole ‘feed mass incarceration,’ and the ‘problem is particularly acute’ in Pa.

Pennsylvania is one of three states featured in a new report that details how probation and parole have swelled U.S. prison populations by “often [setting] people up to fail.” 

By An-Li Herring/WESA

The teens behind ‘Civil Saturdays’ once felt silenced, but then they turned to activism

The “Black Lives Matter” protests that have shut down Pittsburgh city streets every week for the past two months are led by a new generation of activists.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

‘Less-lethal’ weapons bill fails to get committee blessing before Allegheny County Council vote

The full County Council could vote on the bill at its next meeting on Tuesday, July 14.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Sentenced for life, prisoners convicted of felony-murder sue for chance at release

Across the state, more than 1,100 people are serving life terms for the crime.
By An-Li Herring/WESA

COVID-19 forces some Allegheny County court office closures, but lawyers say it’s not enough

The moves come after two attorneys and two court employees who work in the courthouse were diagnosed with COVID-19.
By An-Li Herring/WESA

Critics say proposed ban on ‘less-lethal’ weapons in Allegheny County faces legal, practical hurdles

“If we get rid of these less-lethal options, we’re still going to have to try to undertake these [crowd-control] missions."
By An-Li Herring/WESA