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Sarah Anne Hughes

State Capitol Reporter, Report for America Fellow


Sarah Anne Hughes is based in Harrisburg for The Incline and Billy Penn as the sites’ first-ever state capitol reporter and is a 2018 corps member for Report for America, a new initiative that seeks to get journalists back in local newsrooms.

Previously based in Pittsburgh, she covered the effect of the state legislature on local issues, committee drama, and election issues for The Incline.

For nearly a decade, Sarah Anne lived in the District of Columbia, where she served as managing editor of the alt-weekly Washington City Paper and editor-in-chief of DCist, a local site that covers news, food and culture. Before that, she blogged about national news and pop culture for The Washington Post.

She’s a graduate of American University and was raised in Alexandria, Va., and Lancaster, Pa.

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