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

  • 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...

  • Thousands of rape kits go untested in Maryland

    Thousands of rape kits go untested in Maryland

    Despite a years-long, national push to collect, process and catalog DNA evidence from sexual assaults, police in Maryland have left more than 3,500 rape kits untested. Advocates for rape victims say that number shows that police are not investigating all complaints of sexual assault thoroughly....

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