Wendy Ruderman is an award-winning investigative reporter. She earned a master's degree  from Columbia University School of Journalism in 1997 and has worked for the Daily News and Inquirer since 2002. She has worked for the New York Times, Associated Press, Bergen Record, and Trenton Times. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for the Daily News, along with colleague Barbara Laker.

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to eliminate lead from Philadelphia schools faces opposition

The governor said his schools plan was informed by an Inquirer investigation last year that found Philadelphia district schools were filled with environmental hazards.

How the ‘Toxic City’ investigation has protected Philadelphia children from environmental perils

Here's what city and school officials did to help protect children from health hazards in the wake of the Inquirer's two-year investigation, Toxic City.

Tourists turned away at Liberty Bell, Independence Hall amid government shutdown

Tourists expressed disappointment as they were turned away from Liberty Bell and Independence Hall during partial government shutdown that impacted National Park Service.

Despite recent cleanups, Philadelphia schools still expose kids and teachers to asbestos

The Philadelphia school district spent the summer cleaning up seven schools where the Inquirer's "Toxic City: Sick Schools" investigation found the highest numbers of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. Then, new problems surfaced.

Philadelphia school kids will get added protections from lead paint perils

A new law in Philadelphia will require for the first time that public schools must be certified as safe from lead-paint hazards.

Rittenhouse Square stabbing: How two lives – and two Philadelphias – led to a fatal night

The fatal encounter between a wealthy developer and a young food delivery man stoked the city's racial tensions. But the real story isn't all black and white.

‘Toxic City’: State confirms extreme lead levels in Kensington soil

The state Department of Environmental Protection confirms that its own testing, prompted by an Inquirer/Daily News investigation, found unacceptable levels of lead spread over the footprint of a former lead smelter.

Unlocking the mystery of a 2,000-year-old child mummy

Radiologists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia team up with Penn Museum anthropologists to learn more about a 2,000-year-old child mummy, including how she died and whether she suffered from any diseases. It was the first time in the hospital's 168-year-old history that pediatric...

3rd man in Mercedes speaks; Rittenhouse Square stabbing victim is remembered

The third man present when a Philadelphia real estate developer was fatally stabbed last week near Rittenhouse Square tried to chase the suspect and called 911 while in pursuit, he and his lawyer both said Tuesday.

Philadelphia restaurateur was driver with developer Sean Schellenger when he was fatally stabbed in Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse restaurateur Norris Jordan was the driver of a Mercedes-Benz carrying friend Sean Schellenger and another man just before an altercation with a food-delivery bicyclist ended in the fatal stabbing of Schellenger. Jordan's lawyer says he is "devastated" by his friend's death.