Sam Janesch joins The Baltimore Sun as the newest member of our government and politics team, starting April 18.
A southeastern Pennsylvania native, Sam’s a 2015 graduate of Penn State, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Collegian in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
After a summer interning with a series of Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association reporters in the state capital, Sam has spent the last seven years covering politics and government for LNP, a newspaper in Lancaster County, and for The Caucus, a watchdog publication in Harrisburg that focuses on accountability and transparency stories within the state Capitol.
His investigative work, both individually and as part of a small team that collaborates with Spotlight PA, received several awards through the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and beyond, including a 2021 Freedom of Information Award from Investigative Reporters & Editors for a years-long investigation into state lawmakers’ expenses.
His political experience includes coverage of presidential campaign events, the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions, redistricting and Pennsylvania congressional, state, county and municipal races.
— Politics editor Peter Loeffler, Director/Enterprise Amanda Kell, Managing Editor Sam Davis, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Trif Alaztas