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.
The Philadelphia school district spent the summer cleaning up seven schools where the Inquirer's "Toxic City: Sick Schools" investigation found the highest numbers of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. Then, new problems surfaced.