is a local government reporter covering state agencies for The Baltimore Banner.
As a Roy W. Howard fellow and reporter for Wisconsin Watch, Wintrode investigated wrongful child abuse allegations made by a former Wisconsin doctor and prominent national expert in the child maltreatment field. Families from Wisconsin and Alaska came forward to tell their stories of being wrongfully accused of child abuse by this same doctor. The pediatrician, who most recently served as Alaska's top child abuse doctor, announced her resignation. The 2021 series won a Milwaukee Press Club gold award in the "Best Investigative Story or Series" category.
Wintrode graduated from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland with a 4.0 GPA and received the college's "Outstanding Master's Student" award. During the summer of 2020, she worked for the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism as a reporter and lead writer on a national story on illegal evictions during the CARES Act's eviction moratorium.
While working on the Howard Center's award-winning series on homelessness, she uncovered that members of the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, eviction bar upended a rental assistance program meant to keep tenants from becoming homeless during the pandemic lockdowns.
She's working from Madison through April 30, 2022, and will return home to Annapolis, Md., in May.