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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


Nearly 19% of water systems tested in Pa. contain PFAS levels above new EPA standards

In the Philly region, “forever chemicals” exceeded Pa.’s maximum contaminant levels in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Report: Pa. chicken plant pollutes waterways with millions of pounds of nitrogen, phosphorus

A Tyson Foods plant in Lancaster County is one of several Tyson plants that researchers say discharged pollutants by piping wastewater into waterways.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Pa. anglers gear up for opening day of trout season

Hundreds of thousands of anglers visit Pennsylvania’s streams and lakes every year to fish for trophy-sized trout.
By Zoë Read/WHYY


Pennsylvania park officials drop campground plans for Big Elk Creek State Park

DCNR officials say they’re focused on ecological restoration for Big Elk Creek State Park.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

EPA finalizes new rules for companies producing toxic PFAS chemicals

Companies must now notify the EPA if they want to resume the production of certain PFAS chemicals.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Neighbors are fighting a proposed campsite on Landenberg’s Big Elk Creek State Park

Residents believe the land should be protected from heavy foot traffic.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Delaware botanical garden donates plant waste to help injured birds

Mt. Cuba botanical garden sends its plant waste to help build habitats for injured birds at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Arborists encourage homeowners to prepare their trees for winter

Winter storms, heavy snow, and ice can damage trees, arborists say.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

American Lung Association calls for increased radon testing in Pennsylvania

Though testing, screening, and treating lung cancer has improved in Pennsylvania, some residents are at risk of radon exposure, according to a report.
By Zoë Read/WHYY
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