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Sam Janesch joins The Sun as government, politics reporter

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.

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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.

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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


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