Sammy Caiola


Sammy Caiola is a gun violence prevention reporter at WHYY News in Philadelphia. Before joining WHYY in 2022, she spent eight years covering health care in California – first at the Sacramento Bee and then at Capital Public Radio, Sacramento's NPR member station. She was reporter and host of, “After the Assault,” a podcast exploring the journey to justice and healing for survivors of sexual violence. She is a four-time fellow with the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, which supported her work on suicide in rural Northern California, Black child mortality, and access to care for undocumented immigrants. She was part of a team of reporters awarded a 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award for a series on aging. She has been a professional reporting partner in the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting's Credible Messenger Reporting Project, and is currently a senior fellow for USC's Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. In 2022 she co-hosted and co-reported "Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist," a podcast about policing and public safety in Philadelphia.