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

  • Baltimore police shoot man at convenience store

    Baltimore police shoot man at convenience store

    A man is in critical condition after being shot by a Baltimore police officer during a suspected armed robbery Sunday in southwest Baltimore. The incident occurred before 6 p.m. in the 3400 block of Wilkens Ave., according to police. Baltimore police spokesman Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said an officer...

  • Baltimore B'nai B'rith lodge turns 100

    Baltimore B'nai B'rith lodge turns 100

    Speaking before dozens of Jewish community members Sunday at the 100th anniversary of a Jewish lodge, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz related recent events in Baltimore and South Carolina to those the ancestors of lodge members faced. "The confederate flag is to African-Americans as the...

  • After Freddie Gray death, cop-watchers film police to prevent misconduct

    After Freddie Gray death, cop-watchers film police to prevent misconduct

    On a sultry West Baltimore night, six police officers walked down a concrete courtyard of Gilmor Homes — while self-styled "cop-watcher" David Whitt held up his camera and pushed the record button. One officer confronted him, asking, "Do you have I.D.?" "Am I being detained?" Whitt shot back. As...

  • Nicholas M. Schloeder

    Nicholas M. Schloeder

    Nicholas M. Schloeder, 39-year teacher and coach at the Gilman School whom students described as a "tough-minded coach who wouldn't let you fail," died Tuesday from complications of dementia. He was 84 and a resident of the Arden Courts Nursing Home in Towson. Born of modest means in North Bergen,...

  • Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    On the morning of April 12, Michelle Gross woke up to screaming. Gross, known as "Mom" in West Baltimore's Gilmor Homes area, left her home and saw Freddie Gray — someone she called "son" — being dragged into a police van. As police drove away with Gray, she gave her phone to a neighbor who wanted...

  • Alicia White was promoted to sergeant this year

    Alicia White was promoted to sergeant this year

    Sgt. Alicia White, 30, is the second-highest-ranking officer involved in the Gray case, having been promoted to sergeant in January. She joined the Police Department in 2010 and earned $57,797 in 2014. White met the van at its last stop at 1600 W. North Ave. before the final drive to the Western...

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