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Brett Sholtis

Brett Sholtis was a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health until early 2023. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.

Latest by Brett Sholtis

Mark Rozzi, a Democrat, is elected Pennsylvania House speaker

Rozzi says he’ll be an “independent” who won’t caucus with either party.
By Brett Sholtis

Top stories of 2022: As 988 hotline goes live, Pa. counties brace for increase in calls

The suicide prevention line helps save lives — but counties need steady funding for it to work.
By Brett Sholtis

Lancaster County, Pa. town finds compromise on local library funding

After months of debate, Akron will continue funding Ephrata Public Library.
By Brett Sholtis

Norfolk Southern train derails outside of Harrisburg

Roads closed as the company investigates the incident.
By Brett Sholtis

Pennsylvania veterans’ homes need nurses and health care workers

The homes are turning away veterans due to lack of staffing.

By Brett Sholtis

Citing ‘conservative values,’ a town in Lancaster County, Pa. plans to cut local library funding

One councilman opposed a women’s health class “because it was related to sexual matters.”

By Brett Sholtis

Jails fail to accommodate people with mental illness. In some cases, it’s a civil rights violation.

Conditions in some corrections facilities are a a moral failure that also costs taxpayers millions.

By Brett Sholtis