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. 

Sandy Hausman / WVTF

Virginia’s junior senator made such a splash at Wednesday’s convention of Democrats that other states are laying claim to him and offering advice to Virginia’s senior senator.

Associated Press

Virginia’s governor ignited a small firestorm at the Democratic National Convention when he told a reporter that Hillary Clinton would support the Trans Pacific Trade agreement (TPP). Terry McAuliffe said Clinton would insist on some changes to address the concerns of supporters of Bernie Sanders, but she had earlier said she’d oppose the deal.

Associated Press

When Democrats met Tuesday night in Philadelphia, speakers addressed a range of social issues but barely mentioned the subject of gun violence. Tuesday, Virginia’s attorney general addressed a rally near the Pennsylvania Convention Center urging voters to back candidates who want greater gun controls.

Associated Press

Virginia is playing a big role in this year's Democratic National Convention, which got underway today in Philadelphia. 

Sandy Hausman / WVTF

There are 108 delegates and alternates from the Virginia Democratic party attending the National Convention in Philly this week. Along with the delegates there are committee members, pages, and volunteers.

95 of the Virginia delegation are committed to the results of the primary election. As a result, 62 are committed to Clinton and 33 to Sanders in the first round of voting. The remaining 13 are uncommitted.

We will have reports from the convention throughout the week.

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