Rachel Baye is a reporter for WYPR covering Maryland state politics and related topics.
She came toWYPRin 2015 from the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization in Washington, D.C., where she covered the influence of money on state politics across the country. Rachel previously covered Washington, D.C.'s Maryland suburbs and education for The Washington Examiner. In 2014, she dug into political contributions to Washington, D.C. politicians by city contractors as part of a project by WAMU and American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop, and she contributed research to the book longtime ABC anchor TedKoppelpublished in October 2015. Her work has also appeared in several national and regional print and web outlets.
Rachel has a master's degree in journalism from American University and a bachelor's from the University of Pennsylvania. While in school, she held internships at Philadelphia’s public radio station,WHYY, on the live talk show Radio Times with MartyMoss-Coane, and with CNN’s investigative team.
Children in Maryland's foster care system are languishing in psychiatric hospitals even when they no longer require hospital care. The state doesn't have enough space to place them elsewhere.