Katie Meyer, Reporter & Host

Katie is a reporter for PA Post and she hosts its political podcast State of the State. For two years she has covered the legislature, governor, and a wide range of political issues for public radio stations across Pennsylvania.

Latest by Katie Meyer


Episode 9: PA’s mental healthcare approach has problems (a series)

A new series on mental health and a look at chronic homelessness amongst the mentally ill.
By Katie Meyer

Episode 8: The election is over; what lies ahead for Pennsylvania?

Democrats in the state House and Senate also made progress. That's not enough to give them majorities in either chamber, but it will mean some changes in how Harrisburg operates.
By Katie Meyer

Tom Wolf wins re-election, says it’s time to ‘get back to work’

In a speech at his York election headquarters, Scott Wagner told the crowd that his run had been a "great journey" and that he had no regrets.
By Katie Meyer

Election workers report being busier than usual ahead of midterms

Some election officials say they're prepared for returns that fall between a normal midterm year and a presidential election.
By Katie Meyer

After pushback, Pa. Department of Corrections changes approach to books in prisons

After pushback from several inmates' rights and book donation groups, the department is making changes once again.
By Katie Meyer

Episode 7: Pittsburgh

What’s going on, what people are feeling, and what the weeks ahead look like for the city.
By Katie Meyer

ACLU sues Pennsylvania over recently tightened prison mail policy

“If lawyers can’t have these kinds of controversial discussions with their clients, this goes to the very heart of our justice system,” said ACLU Legal Director Vic Walczak.

By Katie Meyer

Prosecutors seek death penalty in Pittsburgh shooting–but it’s far from settled

It's more common for states to hand down death penalties than the federal government.
By Katie Meyer

More details emerging about gunman in deadly synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh

"We will not try to rationalize irrational behavior."
By Katie Meyer

Senate Dems are using a stalled sex abuse bill in campaign ads. Will it help them?

The new commercial is running in competitive districts in suburban Philadelphia. Many of the Republicans it names say they support the abuse bill in question.
By Katie Meyer