Sandy Hausman

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. 

3:45 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

A 'First Of Its Kind Conference' About Sexual Assault On Campus

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 7:00 pm



Educators from around the country have spent the last two days talking about sexual misconduct on college campuses. The conference that wrapped up today at the University of Virginia was billed as a first of its kind. It comes nearly three years after the government issued legal guidelines for universities to deal with such misconduct.

As Sandy Hausman of member station WVTF reports, attendees learned how to better support victims, and students spoke out against stereotypes.

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Health Care
3:43 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Obamacare Could Cover More People At Less Cost

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 7:01 pm



Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans are expected to get health insurance, but some critics wonder how the nation will pay for so many new patients. Those who crafted the law say it's possible to care for more people at less cost if medical care is better organized. Sandy Hausman reports on what that might look like.

SANDY HAUSMAN, BYLINE: St. Francis Family Medicine near Richmond, Virginia, is like many medical practices in America, evolving into a medical home where patients will come first for all their care.

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