Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

Danielle is an investigative reporter covering the Capitol for Spotlight PA. She previously worked at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, where she won a Pulitzer Prize special citation with her newsroom for covering the mass shooting of her own colleagues. She worked with ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network investigating thousands of lawsuits filed by the Annapolis housing authority against tenants. With The Capital, she covered city hall, the U.S. Naval Academy and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is an avid home cook, plant mom and will gladly take pie recipes alongside news tips.

Latest by Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA


Voters could be flooded with proposed changes to the Pa. Constitution in 2023

State Republicans have increasingly relied on constitutional amendments to pursue policy initiatives Gov. Tom Wolf would otherwise reject and most Democrats don’t support.

By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

Republican Kevin Brobson wins seat on Pennsylvania Supreme Court as GOP appears poised to sweep appellate races

The race between Democrat Maria McLaughlin and Republican Kevin Brobson was marked by big campaign spending and negative ads.

By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA and Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

GOP wants personal voter data to root out alleged fraud. Pa. already uses a more secure system.

Pennsylvania has spent nearly half a million dollars over the past six years to find and remove outdated registrations from its voter database.

By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

Updated: September 23, 2021 | 6:43 pm

Wolf admin sues Pa. Senate Republicans over bid to collect private voter information

The complaint argues GOP senators are unlawfully pursuing a review based on “a disproven narrative” designed to undermine faith in the results of the 2020 election.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA