Wendy Carr McManamon was an award-winning copy editor at The Plain Dealer for 17 years. Her work includes subjects as diverse as Joanna Connors’ personal story of rape; a fraudulent house flipper who contributed to a neighborhood’s downfall; the effects of lead poisoning on Cleveland’s children; a day in the life of patients and doctors at Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute; the $350 million expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art; and the hope and heartbreak of patients undergoing experimental cancer treatments at University Hospitals. She now resides in Richmond, Va.
Recent Posts by Wendy Carr McManamon
- April 8, 2020 by Rachel Dissell, Andrea Simakis, Lynn Ischay, Ellen Stein Burbach, Kelley Benham French, Melodie Smith, Wendy Carr McManamon, Joel Downey
This multipart series focuses on rape survivor Sandi Fedor’s efforts to track down the serial rapist who attacked her as she discovers that her trust has been betrayed by the indifference of an historically under-resourced Cleveland Police sex crimes unit. Judges praised the team for “successfully intertwining a visceral survivor’s point of view narrative with traditional investigative reporting.” They said the series “meticulously documents with photographs, video clips, audio recordings, public records, police documents, and prior investigative reporting” a “pattern of systemic police department failure dating back decades” which “enabled serial offenders like the man who attacked Sandi Fedor to evade justice for years.” Originally published in the Plain Dealer on September 29, 2019.
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