Wendy Ruderman is an award-winning investigative reporter. She earned a master's from Columbia University School of Journalism and has worked at the Inquirer since 2002. She has worked for the New York Times and Associated Press. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and was named a 2019 Pulitzer finalist for local reporting.

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Investigators capture suspect in robbery tied to kidnapping, murder of Camden Council president’s grandson

Police arrest a man they believed took part in the robbery of a cellphone later used to extort drugs from the family of Curtis Jenkins III.

Police: Woman robbed, sexually assaulted in Center City

Philadelphia police say a 37-year-old woman was attacked in Center City early Sunday; they have no suspect and few details to go on for now.

Police hunt for fourth suspect in attempted armed robbery at Chestnut Hill Sprint store

Police apprehend three armed and masked men during an attempted robbery at a Sprint Store in Chestnut Hill; a fourth suspect fled the scene

‘A calculated plot to entrap’: Murder charges in death of Camden city councilman’s grandson followed kidnapping, drug ransom demand, police say

The kidnapper texted Jenkins's relatives a picture of the man, bound and blindfolded, and demanded 10 to 15 pounds of marijuana as a ransom payment. His body was found the next day.

Philadelphia has a lead poisoning problem. And some are fighting to eradicate it.

A new state report finds that children’s exposure to lead is much worse than previously known. State lawmakers detail legislation to help protect children from lead’s toxic scourge.

Pedestrian paradise? Street closure near Independence Mall is a history lesson of sorts

Fear of a street collapse has forced road closures near Independence Hall that are expected to last at least two weeks.

One man dead after double shooting in North Philadelphia

The 41-year-old man was shot in the head; another man, blocks away, was also shot.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to eliminate lead from Philadelphia schools faces opposition

Wolf's $100M plan would be funded by a tax on natural gas extraction. An industry executive and two Republican spokespeople spoke out against the tax.

How the ‘Toxic City’ investigation has protected Philadelphia children from environmental perils

Here's what city and school officials did to help protect children from health hazards in the wake of the Inquirer's two-year investigation, Toxic City.

Tourists turned away at Liberty Bell, Independence Hall amid government shutdown

Tourists expressed disappointment as they were turned away from Liberty Bell and Independence Hall during partial government shutdown that impacted National Park Service.