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. 

Louisa County Public Schools

With about 35,000 tech security jobs available in Virginia, a small rural high school plans to launch a cybersecurity academy, and it will get a big grant from the federal government to do so. 

Since the introduction of a test for cervical cancer and the development of a vaccine, rates of that deadly disease have been falling in this country, but not in Southwest Virginia where there’s limited access to medical services. Now, a nursing professor at UVA is testing an approach that could improve the odds for women living in Appalachia.

Johnay Hardy

Thousands of inmates at state prisons have now been infected with COVID, and 39 have died, but state officials aren’t sure when they might start vaccinations behind bars.


When the General Assembly opens for business next month, a coalition of 33 businesses and non-profits is hoping for action on two bills that would make electric cars more affordable and available in Virginia.


More than two million Virginians are pre-diabetic, and more than 600,000 already have the disease.  Doctors usually advise those with type II diabetes to lose weight and take medication, but a psychologist at UVA has developed a radically different approach.