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Emily Rizzo is WHYY News’ suburban reporter covering Bucks and Montgomery counties. Previously, she covered education for Keystone Crossroads.

Prior to becoming a journalist, Emily, from New Jersey, was a documentary film and audio documentary producer. She studied English, film, and intergroup relations at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Latest by Emily Rizzo/WHYY

‘Moving the needle’: community restricts gun sales in eastern Pennsylvania township

Firearms businesses can no longer open in homes and near schools. Lower Merion’s ordinance limits gun sales to four commercial areas in the township.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

School districts across Pa. are monitoring students online in what some say is a vast overreach. Central Bucks is joining in

Central Bucks will monitor online activity to flag students experiencing bullying or mental health issues. Data and privacy experts say there are unintended harms to consider.
By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Central Bucks School District spent over $250,000 to defuse anti-LGBTQ criticism

The school district has spent at least a quarter of a million dollars on attorney’s fees and public relations services since May, and the full amount is likely much more.
By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Librarian says he was told to remove Holocaust survivor’s quote for violating Central Bucks’ ‘advocacy’ policy

The quote is from Wiesel’s 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Central Bucks school board has ties to a Christian nationalist group, and is considering removing 4 LGBTQ books from its libraries

This would be the first test of the controversial library book policy, which aims to ban books deemed “inappropriate” for including “sexualized content.”

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY