Zoë Read/WHYY

Zoë Read is a Delaware reporter for WHYY News.
She received her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Delaware in 2011. While at the university, Read was the managing editor for the features section for the student newspaper, The Review.
She received her Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University in 2012. While at the university, Read wrote a 6,000 word thesis on HIV/AIDS in Harlem. An excerpt of the piece was later published on theatlantic.com.
Read most recently worked for the Capital newspaper in Annapolis, where she covered Anne Arundel County news. While at the paper, she won awards from the MDDC Association for her work in arts & culture, health, environmental and public service journalism.
Read’s freelance work also has been featured in the Kansas City Star, the Detroit News and the online version of The Atlantic.

Latest by Zoë Read/WHYY


Tropical Storm Isaias brings flooding, road closures, power outages to Philly region

Tropical Storm Isaias continued its travels along the East Coast Tuesday, bringing widespread flooding, road closures and power outages across the Philadelphia region.

By Hannah Chinn/WHYY, Joe Hernandez/WHYY, Justin Auciello/WHYY and Zoë Read/WHYY

My doctor is back in the office. Is it safe to reschedule my appointment?

Doctors in the region say they’re worried about the consequences of postponing appointments for several months.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Out-of-staters flocking to beach homes prompt discussions over who should be allowed in Delaware

Delaware beach town residents have voiced concerns about travelers, and the many out-of-state residents, including New Yorkers, who have beach homes in places like Rehoboth, Bethany and Lewes.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Hemp growers fight federal limits, weather, thieves for a stake in a projected CBD boom

“This isn’t the devil’s lettuce.”
By Zoë Read/WHYY