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Kathleen Davis/WESA

Kathleen J. Davis was born and raised in the great state of Michigan in a city just north of Detroit. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a degree in political science.

As General Assignment Reporter, Kathleen covers a little bit of everything. She also contributes to the Pittsburgh Tech Report and Good Question! series.

Latest by Kathleen Davis/WESA

EPA proposed regulating PFAS chemicals in drinking water. What are they?

Also known as “forever chemicals” due to how difficult it is to clean them up, these compounds are associated with health problems.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Allegheny County meets state goal for kids getting free breakfast at school

In 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf set a goal that 60 percent of all Pennsylvania students who get free or reduced-price lunch also get breakfast. This is the first year that Allegheny County has met the goal. 

By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Pittsburgh universities, schools increasing precautions over coronavirus

Pitt is asking university members who have recently been to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea to practice "social distancing" for two weeks.
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

As Boy Scouts of America files for Bankruptcy, Pa. chapters will stay afloat

We want the Boy Scouts to do everything in their power to get these individual survivors the resources they need to make their life better."
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

In ‘The Other Apartment,’ a parallel world opens between the U.S. and Iran

Visitors to the exhibit in Pittsburgh walk through the recreated brick facade of the building and through the home's five rooms.
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Wilkinsburg mass shooting defendant acquitted on all counts

Attorneys for Cheron Shelton argued he was not responsible for the attack that left five adults, including a pregnant woman, dead.

By An-Li Herring/WESA and Kathleen Davis/WESA

U.S. Steel, Allegheny County Health Department finalize air pollution settlement agreement and order

The final settlement requires U.S. Steel to pay $2.7 million in fines.
By Kathleen Davis/WESA