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Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer was WITF’s Capitol Bureau Chief from 2016-2020. While at WITF, she covered all things state politics for public radio stations throughout Pennsylvania. Katie came to Harrisburg by way of New York City, where she worked at Fordham University’s public radio station, WFUV, as an anchor, general assignment reporter, and co-host of an original podcast. A 2016 graduate of Fordham, she earned several awards for her work at WFUV, including four 2016 Gracies.

Katie is a native New Yorker, though she originally hails from Troy, a little farther up the Hudson River. She can attest that the bagels are still pretty good there.

WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Desk is partially funded through generous gifts made in the memory of Tony May through the Anthony J. May Memorial Fund.

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Latest by Katie Meyer

Pa. budget inches forward, but lawmakers still split on stalled education funding

The Pa. Senate has moved key code bills that would enable some budget spending, but Democrats say they don’t go far enough. Meanwhile, spending for education, public defense, and more is still in limbo.
By Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA and Katie Meyer/WITF

Republican Doug Mastriano has yet to concede Pa. governor’s race after Democrat Josh Shapiro declared winner

Republican Doug Mastriano had yet to concede Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election nearly two days after it was called for Democrat Josh Shapiro despite members of his own party calling for him to do so.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA, Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA, Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA and Katie Meyer/WITF

Slashed funding, equity, parent choice: Pennsylvania gov candidates have hugely different education plans

Here’s a comparison of what the two candidates say they plan to do.

By Katie Meyer/WITF

Pennsylvania Supreme Court picks new congressional map designed to cause ‘least change’

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court by a 4 – 3 decision, chose a new congressional map for the state.

By Sam Dunklau and Katie Meyer/WITF

40 years after Mumia Abu-Jamal’s arrest, the case is ‘a symbol’ of a ‘broken’ justice system

This week, both camps are holding separate events to mark 40 years since Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner’s shooting death and Abu-Jamal’s arrest.

By Katie Meyer/WITF

Will Pa. lawmakers live up to their redistricting transparency promises? Doubt is creeping in

Last week, a month after lawmakers introduced the tool, not a single constituent map was shown on the website.

By Katie Meyer/WITF

For Josh Shapiro, the only Dem candidate for Pa. governor, it’s all going according to plan

Shapiro’s lofty political ambitions have been well-known and discussed throughout his nearly two decades in Pa. politics.

By Katie Meyer/WITF

‘If not for Donald Trump’: Pa. Congresswoman Madeleine Dean links riot to ‘actions of a desperate president’

Impeachment manager Madeleine Dean (PA-04) presented for the first time Wednesday to present a laundry list of actions Trump took in the days leading up to and following the election, and ahead of the violence at the Capitol.

By Katie Meyer/WITF