Spotlight PA’s team of investigative reporters will cover the state government and urgent statewide issues like never before, digging in hard on everything from health to the State Police to environment and more.
The goal: to tell stories no one else is telling, to be a catalyst for discussion and engagement, and to drive change.
That’s why we want to introduce you to each member of the team and tell you a little bit about what they’re covering, and how to contact them. Some of the most impactful journalism begins with a tip from a concerned reader. Reach out to the reporters directly, or check out more secure ways of contacting our newsroom.
Attorney General’s Office, State Police, Capitol Police, corrections, national guard/military and veteran affairs
Angela Couloumbis: “I write about Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement and corrections agencies and how they use their extraordinary powers, and I strive to hold them accountable for their actions. Please contact me with tips and ideas, I want to hear your story.”
Governor, Legislature, campaign finance, revenue, Department of State, Department of General Services
Liz Navratil: “I cover the governor’s office and state legislature. Please tell me how they are — or aren’t — meeting your needs.”
Health, mental health, housing, aging, drugs and alcohol
Aneri Pattani: “I write about health and human rights. Send me tips about medical errors and failures in mental health or substance use treatment that have affected your loved ones. Also interested in issues such as domestic violence and hate crimes.”
Judiciary, inspector general, professional licensing boards, transportation, Turnpike Commission
Sara Simon: “I use data and documents to uncover stories about Pennsylvania’s roads and regulations — from the Turnpike Commission and PennDOT to the judicial system and state licensing boards.”
Environment, natural resources, labor, industry, Public Utility Commission
Rebecca Moss: “I write about environmental oversight, industry, and worker health and safety issues. Contact me with ideas, tips or documents.”
Community and economic development, auditor general, insurance, banking, securities, Commonwealth Finance Authority
Charlotte Keith: “I’m covering economic development, insurance, and banking, with a special focus on the Commonwealth Finance Authority. Help me follow the money.”
Human services, education, Higher Education Assistance Agency, Liquor Control Board, Gaming Control Board
Daniel Simmons-Ritchie: “I investigate issues relating to education and human services in Pennsylvania (e.g. disability services, welfare, Medicaid, food stamps, etc.). Reach out to me if you see people in distress or see regulators failing to do their jobs.”