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

Seven midstate police departments partner with home security camera company

Seven police departments in the midstate are partnering with the doorbell-camera company Ring in what they say is an effort to increase public safety.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. modernizing WIC nutrition program

The WIC program in Pennsylvania is switching from paper checks to eWIC cards.

By Rachel McDevitt

Elegance at Hershey event to take hiatus in 2020

The organizers of an annual vintage car show and fundraiser say they won’t hold the event next year.

By Rachel McDevitt

Penn State plans Pa.’s largest solar project in midstate

Penn State University has commissioned 500 acres of solar farms in the midstate to power its campuses across the commonwealth.

By Rachel McDevitt

Midstate township weighing request for buffer zone between schools and gun shops

Lancaster Country Day School has approached the Manheim Township board of commissioners with a proposal to create a 1,000-foot “gun shop-free school zone” around educational institutions.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. farmers look to state and federal lawmakers for industry relief

As state and federal lawmakers return to their respective capitols this month, Pennsylvania’s farmers are hoping they’ll take steps to help the agriculture industry.

By Rachel McDevitt

Survey finds healthy corn and soybean crops in warmer-than-average season

A recent survey shows two of Pennsylvania’s major cash crops appear to be in good condition heading into the fall harvest season.

By Rachel McDevitt

Civil War reenactment organization says no event in Gettysburg next year

The organization that’s been putting on Gettysburg’s largest annual Civil War reenactment for 25 years says it won’t host the event next summer.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. officials calling attention to importance of complete 2020 census count

Census Day is officially April 1, 2020, but the leader of the governor’s Complete Count Commission says the time to get the word out is now.

By Rachel McDevitt

Perry County high school teacher charged with attempted sexual assault of student

A midstate high school teacher is facing charges of attempted sexual assault for allegedly making inappropriate comments to a student.

By Rachel McDevitt