Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Laura Benshoff covers the suburbs for WHYY, 91 FM. Originally from Raleigh, N.C., Laura hasn't had a southern accent in years. She moved to Montreal for college before landing in Philadelphia in 2012.

Latest by Laura Benshoff, WHYY


For Chester County man arrested in immigration interview, an uncertain future remains

“I try to keep that not in my mind, but it’s always in my mind. It’s stressful.”
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Federal government shutdown halts most Pa. immigration court hearings

In Pennsylvania, the average immigrant with a claim before the court has been waiting for 485 days
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Wolf grants clemency to two more inmates, including first female lifer since 1990

Each commutation is “a candle at the end of a tunnel." -- Kathleen Brown, professor emerita at the University of Pennsylvania
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Democrats in Pa. request, return more absentee ballots ahead of midterm election

The number of absentee ballots this year approaches levels seen during the last two presidential election years
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY