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Dana Bate is a health and science reporter for WHYY. Previously, she worked as a Washington D.C.-based field producer and on-air reporter for the PBS Nightly Business Report, where she won the Gerald Loeb Award for a series she produced on the Indian economy. She is also the author of five novels, which have been published in several languages around the world. She holds a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and a master’s in journalism Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. When she isn’t on the hunt for a good story, she is probably in her kitchen, whipping up a recipe from her extensive cookbook collection.

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Suburban Pa. school districts see green in propane buses

“Our plan is to eventually phase out diesel and go all propane."
By Dana Bate/WHYY

First day of jury deliberations in Bucks murder trial ends without a verdict for Sean Kratz

The case captured national attention two years ago for its gruesomeness and seeming lack of motive.
By Dana Bate/WHYY

DEP names Bergey’s Tires as source of PFAS contamination in Bucks County private wells

The agency has been investigating the drinking water in Bucks County communities since 2016.
By Dana Bate/WHYY

What led to the blue wave in the Philly suburbs? Demographics, strong candidates and Donald Trump

Democrats took control of Delaware County politics for the first time since the Civil War, winning all three open seats on the County Council as well as the race for district attorney.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

In historic win, Democrats take Delaware County Council in a ‘clean sweep’

“We are going to change this county, and we are going to make it work for every working family in this county.”
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Suburban Philly Republicans say they won’t allow supervised injection sites. The problem? No one is proposing one.

The issue of supervised injection sites has made its way into local campaigns, even as the status of Safehouse’s proposed Kensington site is tied up in legal challenges by the U.S. Justice Department.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Delaware County DA: Three court-appointed guardians stole more than $1 million from seniors

“Keith and Carolyn Collins, as pastors, used their church to help funnel the stolen money, betraying...their duties as ministers of God.”
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Second loitering arrest video prompts call for AG to investigate Chester Twp. police for racial bias

About 80% of the township’s residents are black. The officers involved in the cases in question are white.
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Bucks County gets $1.5 million from HUD for lead paint remediation

Some 110,000 homes in Bucks County were built before the lead paint ban, and 30,000 were built before 1940, further increasing the risk.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

While updating water meters, Philadelphia will develop database of city’s lead pipes

The department estimates that 20,000 homes in the city have lead service lines, the pipes that connect the homes to the water mains and are the responsibility of the homeowner. But the department does not have a list of those homes’ specific locations.  

By Dana Bate/WHYY
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