Delaware Public Media

Sophia Schmidt

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Sophia Schmidt grew up in New Castle County. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced politics, science and culture interviews, and contributed to Gracie Award-winning coverage of the #MeToo Movement. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and wrote for the college paper.  Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.

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Delaware’s Division of Public Health says it is actively taking steps to prepare for community spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Delaware’s Department of Justice has joined a multi-state investigation of Juul Labs, Inc., makers of e-cigarettes popular among teens

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A federal judge has dismissed the suit filed against the City of Wilmington and several former officials related to the 2016 Canby Park fire. 

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Amazon could receive millions in taxpayer dollars from the state after a vote by economic development officials Monday.  

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Another board member resigned from a troubled charter school just outside of Wilmington late last week. 

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State public health officials announced two more flu-related deaths, bringing the total this season to nine. 

The most recent deaths were an 83-year-old and a 59-year old. Both women were from New Castle County and diagnosed with influenza A.

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Wilmington City Council okayed a police department equipment grant application, weeks after delaying it amid discussion of body-worn cameras.


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Wilmington City Council narrowly approved a private citizen’s bid to purchase a historic fire station from the City Thursday. 

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Wilmington’s only arthouse cinema is undergoing changes. 

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A well known actor and education advocate appeared at the Wilmington Public Library Thursday.