Sarah Anne Hughes, a Pennsylvania native, has been an editor and reporter for a decade. Before joining the Capital-Star, she was the state capitol reporter for local news sites Billy Penn (Philadelphia) and The Incline (Pittsburgh), and a 2018 corps member for Report for America. Hughes previously lived in the District of Columbia, where she was managing editor of the alt-weekly Washington City Paper, editor-in-chief of news site DCist, and a national blogger for The Washington Post. She’s a graduate of American University and lives in Lancaster with her partner Matt and terrier Rudy.
"I asked one sociologist who studies poverty in Philadelphia if she knows what happened to the families who lost their benefits over the past decade. She told me the question keeps her up at night."