Emily Reddy | WPSU
Emily Reddy is the news director at WPSU-FM, the NPR-affiliate public radio station for central and northern Pennsylvania.
In addition to leading the news staff, Reddy creates news stories that air during Morning Edition and All Things Considered and serves as the lead producer of WPSU’s radio series BookMark and Story Corps. She sometimes fills in as an on-air host.
Reddy’s work has been recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and multiple awards from the Public Media Journalists Association and the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors.
She has taught a news writing and reporting class at Penn State.
In the Altoona Area School District, AR-15 semi-automatic patrol rifles are now authorized for “carry, deployment and use” by school resource officers. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports the school board approved the policy change Tuesday.
Resource officers in the Altoona Area School District may soon be allowed to carry AR-15 semi-automatic patrol rifles in schools. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports that on Monday the school board approved a “first reading” of a change to its policy on what weapons school police can use.
At Friday’s Penn State board of trustees meeting, president Neeli Bendapudi announced new diversity goals that will be tracked on a dashboard. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports this comes after public outcry over the university allowing a far-right speaker and cancelling plans for a Center for Racial Justice.
A Penn State fraternity says it will operate independently after being suspended by the university. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports if Pi Kappa Alpha continues to operate it will have no university oversight, which the university says is dangerous.
Penn State has instituted a strategic hiring freeze that will last at least until next summer, according to an email obtained by WPSU. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports the freeze began Monday.