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. 

Virginia Commonwealth University

Substance abuse and emotional problems are common at many of the nation’s colleges and universities, but helping students to stay strong and healthy is no easy job.  At Virginia Commonwealth, scientists are taking a whole different approach – asking students to take part in research on what genetic factors may put them at risk, and looking for ways to prevent or treat problems when they occur. 

University of Pennsylvania Press

Liberals in this country continue to demand that President-elect Donald Trump dismiss his chief strategist, Steve Bannon. He published false news stories that promoted hate against women and minorities according to UVA Professor Nicole Hemmer. She studied Bannon for her book, Messengers of the Right.

University of Virginia

A surprising controversy has erupted at the university founded by Thomas Jefferson.  Some students and faculty members want UVA’s president to stop quoting him. 

The Commonwealth Institute

Just three days after Donald Trump was elected president, leaders of Virginia not-for-profit groups met in Richmond to prepare for battle – vowing to protect immigrants and the poor from a new administration that has pledged to deport the undocumented and repeal the Affordable Care Act.

This election year has been one of anger and dismay, but at the polls this morning, Sandy Hausman found moods to match Virginia’s mild, sunny weather.