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

Native fungi found to be deadly to invasive pest in Pa.

"This is no guarantee that it's going to stop the spread of lanternflies...but there is a chance that it would at least help to stabilize population into the future."
By Rachel McDevitt

Boko Haram stalled her education. Five years later, she’s starting over in central Pa.

"Whenever I find something is going to discourage me, I would just pray, and then believe that everything is going to be all right."
By Rachel McDevitt

State’s top auditor says turnpike on ‘road to ruin’

""To put that into perspective, next year's turnpike debt is going to be higher than the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."
By Rachel McDevitt

Shippensburg University brewing up courses to train the state’s craft beer workforce

Alison Feeney said she was drawn to the industry after she noticed how many small breweries play a role in revitalizing communities. But she also noticed how there was a lack of training opportunities for beginner or even more seasoned brewers.

By Rachel McDevitt

Gov. Wolf wants Pa. to be the ‘nation’s leading organic state.’ What would that take?

The governor proposed $1.6 million in his farm bill to providing technical assistance during the transition period. 

By Rachel McDevitt

Industrial hemp could become common sight in Pa. once again

"Pennsylvania was famous for hemp. We were known for it. And now it's an exciting new opportunity."
By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. GOP congressman sees no clear end to shutdown

"It seems like they just don't want him to have that whether it's good for the country or not."
By Rachel McDevitt

Top stories of 2018: Grandview Golf Club incident

The York County incident was one of several across the country where police were called on African Americans for seemingly ordinary things.

By Rachel McDevitt

Berks County law enforcement hope new technology can help curb gun violence

"Now, we can match those casings from one incident to the other, we can start putting those pieces together."
By Rachel McDevitt