Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer is WITF’s Capitol bureau chief, and she covers all things state politics for public radio stations throughout Pennsylvania. Katie came to Harrisburg by way of New York City, where she worked at Fordham University’s public radio station, WFUV, as an anchor, general assignment reporter, and co-host of an original podcast. A 2016 graduate of Fordham, she won several awards for her work at WFUV, including four 2016 Gracies. Katie is a native New Yorker, though she originally hails from Troy, a little farther up the Hudson River. She can attest that the bagels are still pretty good there.

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Candidates for an open seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sought to cast themselves as independent, neutral arbiters of justice during a recent forum. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports three Republicans and a Democrat are vying for the state’s high court and will be on the primary ballot in May.

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After passage of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, President Joe Biden is on a tour to convince Americans that it will materially improve their lives. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports Biden recently headed to one of the places that helped get him into office: southeastern Pennsylvania.

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A New Jersey-born man with connections to Pennsylvania has been charged with the assault of a police officer during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports the man allegedly sprayed bear mace on officer Brian Sicknick, who later collapsed and died.

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Montgomery County real estate developer Jeff Bartos is the latest candidate to join the race for Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate election. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports the seat is open because Senator Pat Toomey decided not to run for reelection.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has officially declined to hear the last, lingering lawsuits regarding Pennsylvania’s 2020 election process. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports in their decision, justices didn’t give a rationale for the move.

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Pennsylvania Republicans are trying to regroup in the wake of Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential election loss, but they’ve become locked in a cycle of infighting over the part’s direction – warring over if they should go with populism or traditional fiscal conservatism.

In essence, Trump or people like U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.

WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports that so far, one “louder” perspective has been dominating the conversation.

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State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta has recently announced he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2022. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports the Philadelphia Democrat is among a growing list of candidates that are eyeing the open Senate Seat.

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Governor Tom Wolf is trying to reassure Pennsylvanians that his administration is working to improve the slow progress on distributing COVID-19 vaccinations. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports he’s pointing out county-level successes in helping older adults navigate the commonwealth’s confusing, piecemeal vaccine registration system.

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House impeachment manager Madeleine Dean made the case last Wednesday that former President Donald Trump was the reason the U.S. Capitol riot happened. WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports it was the first time the Pennsylvania Democrat appeared in Trump’s second impeachment trial.

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Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman recently became the first major candidate to officially launch a campaign for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022. As WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports, the announcement comes as little surprise.

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