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

  • 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...

  • Dozens line up for closed Sports Legends Museum's 'yard sale'

    Don't mess with Baltimore's sports fans looking to decorate their "man caves." That was the lesson imparted to several late stragglers to Saturday's "yard sale" of the now-closed Sports Legends Museum. More than 40 people lined up at an Inner Harbor pavilion outside the Baltimore Museum of Industry,...

  • Dozens line up for closed Sports Legends Museum's 'yard sale'

    Dozens line up for closed Sports Legends Museum's 'yard sale'

    Don't mess with Baltimore's sports fans looking to decorate their "man caves." That was the lesson imparted to several late stragglers to Saturday's "yard sale" of the now-closed Sports Legends Museum. More than 40 people lined up at an Inner Harbor pavilion outside the Baltimore Museum of Industry,...

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