Rachel McDevitt, Reporter

Rachel is a reporter and host for WITF. She previously reported for the Radio Pennsylvania network, where her work earned the National Association of State Radio Network’s award for best feature two years in a row. Rachel started her career with the CBS affiliate in Bridgeport, WV. She is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Latest by Rachel McDevitt


Pa. soldiers returning from Middle East deployment

500 soldiers of the Harrisburg-based 28th Infantry Division Headquarters have spent the past nine months overseas
By Rachel McDevitt

Annual Remembrance Day parade in Gettysburg rerouted — again — due to threats

You learn to roll with the punches, for heaven's sake."
By Rachel McDevitt


Voters to choose between two first-time candidates in 13th district

The district remains a Republican stronghold
By Rachel McDevitt

Pa.’s 12th Congressional District unlikely to feel ‘blue wave’ despite strong challenger

The redrawn district includes five counties that all voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in 2016
By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. food banks: Extra SNAP work requirements could strain resources

The proposal has those working to fight hunger in central Pennsylvania concerned.
By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. prisons resume new normal after lockdown

The reopening comes with a number of new security measures, which will cost the state nearly $15 million.
By Rachel McDevitt

The long road to becoming Pa.’s first black-owned brewery

Harris Family Brewery started gaining attention this year after securing space for a brewpub in Harrisburg’s Allison Hill neighborhood, though the road to this point has been long.

By Rachel McDevitt

Change in China recycling policy driving costs in midstate

The cost of recycling will likely go up for many midstate communities over the next few years.

A change of standards in China is causing recycling processors in the U.S. to recalculate.

By Rachel McDevitt

How a high school concussion inspired a tech startup

Three students invented a device to create a more comprehensive picture of athlete's brain function over the course of a season.
By Rachel McDevitt