Rachel McDevitt

Rachel McDevitt is WITF’s host of Fresh Air and All Things Considered.

Rachel joined WITF in 2017. She previously reported for WITF’s Radio Pennsylvania Network, where her work earned the National Association of State Radio Network’s award for best feature two years in a row. The western Pennsylvania native started her journalism career with the CBS affiliate in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Rachel is a graduate of Temple University.

Latest by Rachel McDevitt

Former midstate mailman says USPS failed to accommodate religious beliefs

Gerald Groff, an evangelical Christian, felt forced to resign his job as a mailman in Lancaster County after he was repeatedly scheduled to work on Sundays.

By Rachel McDevitt

York tech school could welcome first class this fall after years in the making

When completed, the building will house the Fortress Academy, as well as space for startups and other tech companies.

By Rachel McDevitt

500 million pieces of trash found along Pennsylvania roads in new litter study

The study is the first statewide look at litter, the cost of cleaning it up, and attitudes toward it.

By Rachel McDevitt

Farmers focus on sustainability during Lancaster conference

Speakers told audiences about the potential of regenerative agriculture methods to draw the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

By Rachel McDevitt

Casey: Democrats need to do a better job engaging rural voters

“We can’t just be the party of cities and suburbs,” Casey said.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: February 7, 2020 | 12:43 pm

Farming advocates hope to restore line items cut from agriculture in governor’s budget proposal

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau say the budget plan is a good starting point for discussion.

By Rachel McDevitt

Midstate-based disaster relief organization renewing efforts in Puerto Rico following earthquakes

Mennonite Disaster Service has been helping people on the island since Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory more than two years ago.

By Rachel McDevitt

Dickinson students protest college’s handling of sexual assault claims

Organizers have a list of 17 demands, including tougher penalties for perpetrators and a faster time frame for investigations.

By Rachel McDevitt

What does the future of farming in Pennsylvania look like? Who and where are the big questions

Agriculture accounts for 18 percent of the state’s economy, but it faces serious challenges.

By Rachel McDevitt

ACLU seeks to end midstate county’s policy barring probationers from using medical marijuana

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania says Lebanon County’s rule contradicts state law.

By Rachel McDevitt