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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


PennEast halts plan to seek NJ public lands for pipeline

An agreement with the New Jersey Attorney General’s office means PennEast won’t take the lands to build the pipeline, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it could use eminent domain to acquire the state land for the project.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

What do we know about COVID-19 in kids now?

Though children are becoming seriously ill at lower rates than adults are, they still make up a significant proportion of infections and hospitalizations.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Do I need to worry about the mu variant?

Though mu has mutations suggesting that it might be more transmissible and could evade the antibodies produced by the current vaccines, that has yet to be confirmed.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Debilitating long COVID symptoms may qualify workers for ADA job accommodations

Individuals with long COVID can ask for accommodations without fear of retribution because of protections from the U.S. government under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

What immunity did having COVID-19 give me? Do I still need a vaccine?

Getting vaccinated will provide better protection against variants.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Now, kids under 12 are getting their shot at COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

Pfizer has said it expects to seek FDA authorization to give its vaccine to kids under 12 in September.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

How are doctors treating COVID-19 patients now?

The way doctors treat people with COVID-19 has evolved over the course of the pandemic as scientists come to better understand the virus and more studies are published.

By Zoë Read/WHYY
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