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

  • LGBT learn self-defense

    LGBT learn self-defense

    Anaclara Passalacqua is a transgender individual who says a group of teenage boys "kicked me in the face and stole my cellphone" two weeks ago at Greenmount and North avenues. Jon Kmetz is a gay man who he says he was chased by skinheads several years ago when he was a teenager. The two were among...

  • Maryland lawmakers call for uniform police standards on rape kits

    Maryland lawmakers call for uniform police standards on rape kits

    State lawmakers are calling for new standards in the way police departments maintain evidence in sexual assault cases, saying authorities need to assure victims that evidence will not be destroyed. Some legislators said they were outraged by the findings of a recent Baltimore Sun investigation...

  • A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

    A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

    Catherine Becket hadn't forgotten that evening three years ago in her Parkville apartment, though she tried. Then, as she watched with outrage while Stanford University student Brock Turner served three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, she resolved to confront her own...

  • Hundreds gather in Annapolis to support Standing Rock

    Hundreds gather in Annapolis to support Standing Rock

    More than 300 people gathered along the Annapolis Harbor on a sunny Saturday afternoon to show their support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux and several other tribes and protesters have been camped out near Cannon Ball, N.D., since April to stop construction...

  • Baltimore police win lawsuit against union over civilian oversight

    Baltimore police win lawsuit against union over civilian oversight

    A judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by the Baltimore police union that sought to block the Police Department from sharing internal affairs files with a civilian oversight board. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, the union representing Baltimore police officers, filed the lawsuit against...

  • Civilian overseers of Baltimore police look for a way forward

    Civilian overseers of Baltimore police look for a way forward

    Michael Ryan spent 15 years at Baltimore's Civilian Review Board as an investigator charged with looking into resident complaints of misconduct against police officers. Only Ryan, himself a former city cop, stopped leaving the office about five years ago. Ryan, now 70, refused to travel to Baltimore's...

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