Sandy Hausman

WVTF/RADIO IQ Charlottesville Bureau Chief

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. 

While thousands of refugees are heading back to their countries, with or without their kids, two Virginia sisters are desperately trying to keep their mother here. 

Trudy Munoz came to the U.S. legally from Peru but now faces the prospect of deportation because of a controversial medical diagnosis.

Two Muslim comedians will launch a national tour in Charlottesville Friday to protest bigotry and promote a boycott. 

For many people, travel by air has lost its allure, but there’s at least one airport in Virginia that thrills travelers from around the world. 

Camping is a popular summer activity, and some opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are hoping to capitalize on that – inviting those who’d like to pitch a tent in a beautiful place to come on down.

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Charlottesville has done it again – renamed downtown parks that once honored confederate generals.