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. 

Creigh Deeds

Members of both parties in Richmond agree – state police and sheriffs need a raise, and many communities need money to repair or replace old schools. 

Senator Creigh Deeds has a plan to pay for both, but he’s not sure fellow lawmakers will go along.


Update: On January 12th, VCU announced it would begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to students in clinical and patient-facing environments.

The school estimates about 2,100 students will qualify.

city of Charlottesville

With gun violence rising in Charlottesville, that city’s police chief is calling for more programs and volunteers to address the root causes of crime. The personal plea comes after four people were killed and a mid-day shooting forced officers to close one of the city’s main roads for two hours. 

UVA Miller Center

The University of Virginia kicked off a series of discussions last night called Democracy Dialogues, but its host had to scramble as news of chaos at the Capitol broke.  Sandy Hausman joined more than 10,000 people who listened-in.

A coalition of prosecutors in Virginia is asking state lawmakers to do five things they say will reduce the state’s prison population, assure justice for more people, save tax dollars and – in the long run – make us all safer. Their game plan is to find better ways of addressing certain crimes.