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. 

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Charlottesville has done it again – renamed downtown parks that once honored confederate generals. 

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A half dozen police departments and emergency services briefed Charlottesville city council on plans for the anniversary of violence last August 12th.  There were powerful promises but few specifics.

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Since 1976, Democrats and Republicans have worked together to regulate commercial and recreational fishing in this country, but that could change this week when Congress votes on House Resolution 200. 

It seems even fish are now a partisan affair.

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For some girls, the story of Cinderella was about that handsome prince, but for one Charlottesville woman it was always about the shoe.

And this fall she’s launching footwear that promises to revolutionize the walking experience. 

Teachers are sometimes faced with some pretty thorny issues when current events make their way into their classrooms.

Often they get limited guidance from administrators or school boards on what to say and do, but an earlier generation of teachers is stepping up with advice.