Catherine Rentz

Writer

Catherine Rentz is an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Sun. She spent more than nine years as an independent producing and reporting long-form investigations for video and print outlets including PBS Frontline that have won numerous awards such as the Emmy Award for Best Business Documentary and the Society for Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary. Born and raised in the wide open spaces of Texas, she’s been traversing the bountiful waters of the D.C.-Baltimore region since 2006. Rentz earned an M.A. in journalism at the University of Missouri and a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Articles

  • Federal Hill residents monitor Halloween pub crawl

    Federal Hill residents monitor Halloween pub crawl

    The "Federal Hill-O-Ween" bar crawl through Federal Hill on Saturday was billed as Baltimore's largest Halloween event. By 6 p.m., more than 4,300 had already bought tickets to the event and revelers were filling the street trying to buy what wristbands were left that enabled them to get $3 beer...

  • New legislation to help block seafood pirates

    New legislation to help block seafood pirates

    Congress sent a bill to President Barack Obama last week that would bar seafood companies from dumping illegally caught fish products in the United States. The bill would implement a 2009 international treaty designed to identify and eliminate illegal and unregulated fishing. The treaty's aim is...

  • John F. 'Jack' Quinn, 89, former Naval Academy sailing coach

    John F. 'Jack' Quinn, 89, former Naval Academy sailing coach

    John F. "Jack" Quinn, a Marine Corps machine gunner who later led the Naval Academy offshore sailing team, died of heart complications on Sept. 21 at a hospital in Easton. The longtime Gibson Island resident was 89. Born in Philadelphia in 1926 and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, John Francis...

  • Lawmakers to Obama: Track domestic fish fraud

    Lawmakers to Obama: Track domestic fish fraud

    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and a contingent of Virginia lawmakers are urging Present Obama to expand efforts to squash seafood fraud. They wrote a letter to the President on Monday asking him to broaden traceability of seafood imports in the country. Chesapeake-area seafood operators have complained...

  • Rawlings-Blake announcement scrambles 2016 mayoral race

    Rawlings-Blake announcement scrambles 2016 mayoral race

    With Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announcing that she won't seek re-election in 2016, Baltimore voters can expect a wide-open race — and a growing slate of candidates, political analysts said Friday. Three prominent Democrats have already launched mayoral campaigns, and more are likely to enter...

  • Towson University student found dead in off-campus apartment

    Towson University student found dead in off-campus apartment

    Baltimore County police said a Towson University student was found dead inside an apartment in the 300 block of Stevenson Lane in Towson on Friday afternoon. Police said Darcie Lena Moloshok, 28, was found dead after her mother had called the university concerned about her welfare. Police said Towson...

  • Injured horseback rider in Carroll County rescued by helicopter

    Injured horseback rider in Carroll County rescued by helicopter

    A rescue helicopter evacuated the victim of a horseback riding accident in Carroll County Saturday afternoon, according to Maryland State police. Police said the victim had suffered an injury after a horseback riding accident in a remote area near the Henryton area of Carroll County, near Marriottsville....

  • Sunshine projects puts spotlight on talent in support of those with disabilities

    Sunshine projects puts spotlight on talent in support of those with disabilities

    Sunshine King sat at the end of a Baltimore runway Saturday evening, directing group of models as if she was Tim Gunn of "Project Runway." "Stay in the middle, you're walking on people's feet!" she yelled as techno music throbbed and the models strutted a little too close to audience chairs. Unlike...

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