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

  • West Baltimore group highlights stories of police misconduct

    West Baltimore group highlights stories of police misconduct

    A West Baltimore coalition released a report highlighting some residents' accounts of police misconduct on Tuesday. Advocates from the West Baltimore Community Commission on Police Misconduct canvassed and attended community meetings in the tumultuous days after Freddie Gray's death and heard 453...

  • The man who ran with Freddie Gray pleads guilty to murder conspiracy in unrelated case

    The man who ran with Freddie Gray pleads guilty to murder conspiracy in unrelated case

    The man who ran with Freddie Gray last April pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit murder in an unrelated case. Davonte Roary, 21, admitted to taking part in a shooting in an alley behind Gilmor Homes -- yards away from where his friend Gray was arrested on April 12. Though the conspiracy...

  • Imported fish must bring their papers

    Imported fish must bring their papers

    The Obama administration has proposed new rules that would require seafood importers to better record the who, what, when, where and how of the fish they bring into the country. "Traceability is a key tool for combating illicit activities that threaten valuable natural resources, increase global...

  • Warmest Christmas in memory for many in Baltimore

    Warmest Christmas in memory for many in Baltimore

    It was 67 degrees on Christmas morning when about 100 Jewish youths from across Florida got off a yellow bus at Baltimore's Pandora Ice Rink in the Inner Harbor. Steven Ginsberg, 16, of West Palm Beach said he felt cheated as he walked toward the ticket line. "We were expecting cool weather," said...

  • Baltimore police to try treatment instead of arrest for drug abusers

    Baltimore police to try treatment instead of arrest for drug abusers

    The Baltimore Police Department, working with a local nonprofit organization, is planning an experimental program that would divert low-level drug offenders to treatment and support services while allowing them to avoid arrest. The program, known as Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, is part of...

  • Heroin creates crowded illicit economy in Baltimore

    Heroin creates crowded illicit economy in Baltimore

    For Anthony Miles, Feb. 15, 2013, was a busy day of juggling calls, setting up meetings and touting a high-quality shipment he was expecting soon. Still, he found time to put air in the tires of his Mercedes and to note how well the day was going. Raising a large stack of bills in both hands, he...

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