Sandy Hausman

WVTF/RADIO IQ Charlottesville Bureau Chief

Sandy Hausman joined our news team in 2008 after honing her radio skills in Chicago.  Since then, she's won several national awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Radio, Television and Digital News Association and the Public Radio News Directors' Association. 

Sandy has reported extensively on issues of concern to Virginians, traveling as far afield as Panama, Ecuador, Indonesia and Hong Kong for stories on how expansion of  the Panama Canal will effect the Port of Virginia, what Virginians are doing to protect the Galapagos Islands, why a Virginia-based company is destroying the rainforest and how Virginia wines are selling in Asia.

She is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Michigan. 

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

State regulators have not yet approved construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, although they have signed off on removal of trees along its proposed path.  More than 160 people have volunteered to keep an eye on crews, and those monitors are already mobilizing and  calling attention to possible violations in three counties.  

This weekend will see the debut of a surprising composition, written by a high school student who plays five different instruments.

Dan Addison / University of Virginia Communications

More than 120,000 people from Mexico and Latin America live here in Virginia without legal documents. That makes it hard for them to get affordable healthcare.

Medical students and faculty at the University of Virginia are stepping up to help.


It’s been a rough month for investors – watching the American stock market rise to historic highs, then drop a record number of points in a single day.  Experts disagree on the reasons for the downturn and what investors should do next, prompting Sandy Hausman to investigate the subject in search of consensus. 

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

A hundred years ago this November, the First World War came to an end.  All of those who fought are now gone, but the Virginia Museum of  History and Culture wants Americans to remember what that conflict meant on the battlefield and here at home.