Meet the Editor


Ron Cassie

Ron Cassie is a senior editor for Baltimore, where he’s has worked since 2012, covering the environment, education, medicine, politics, and city life. Before becoming a journalist, he swung a hammer, poured drinks, and pedaled a bike for a living. He’s still slightly uncomfortable sitting at a desk and needs to get outside every day.


Read more from Ron

Arts & Culture

Time Machine

It took Trudy Morgal two decades to find her now-iconic portrait from the weekend of peace, love, music, and mud.

The Chatter

Trump's Continued Attacks on Baltimore Addressed in Democratic Presidential Debate

Candidates are some of many who have come to the city’s defense in recent days.

News & Community

The Revivalist

Bill Struever remade Baltimore’s harbor neighborhoods. His second act may be more dramatic.

The Chatter

Baltimore City Takes on Trump after President’s Vitriolic Attacks

Donald Trump adds people of Baltimore, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Congressional District to growing list of black and brown targets.

The Chatter

Woodstock 50 Festival Gets Moved to Merriweather, Probably.

Relocation from Upstate New York to Columbia seen as last chance to save troubled anniversary concert.

The Chatter

City Council Seeks to Address Trauma Crisis Among Baltimore Children

More than 56 percent of city children have experienced one or more major traumatic events.

The Chatter

Baltimore-Invented TV Camera Sent Moon Walk Images Around the World

Westinghouse engineer Stanley Lebar built the Apollo 11 lunar television camera.

The Chatter

Leana Wen Ousted as President of Planned Parenthood

Former Baltimore City Health Commissioner, on job less than a year, was second physician to lead organization in 103-year history.

The Chatter

A Month Before Woodstock, Led Zeppelin and The Guess Who Rocked the Laurel Pop Festival

Fifty years ago, music’s biggest names shared a stage in Laurel.

The Chatter

John Delaney Qualified for Presidential Debate. But Who is He?

Montgomery County businessman and former Maryland representative launched long-shot bid two years ago.

The Chatter

Tax Cut Intended to Assist Poor Areas Will Benefit Kevin Plank and Goldman Sachs

ProPublica investigates “opportunity zone” tax breaks going to Port Covington.

News & Community

Coming Clean

Baltimore’s “squeegee kids” have been a source of hot debate and off-and-on concern for decades.

The Chatter

Gender-Neutral Bathroom Bill Unanimously Passes City Hearing

Supported by transgender activists and Mayor’s LGBTQ Commission, legislation could be signed during next month’s Pride Weekend.

The Chatter

Opioid-Related Deaths in Maryland Climb for Eighth Straight Year

Overdose deaths in the state have quadrupled since 2010.

The Chatter

Fall of Bethlehem Steel Chronicled in New Photo Exhibition

Photojournalist’s 15-year study of the decline of American steel opens at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

The Chatter

Could New City Council President Brandon Scott Be Baltimore’s Next Mayor?

Former Rawlings-Blake staffer just bulked up his resume for 2020 bid.

The Chatter

Five Things to Know About Bernard C. “Jack” Young

East Baltimore native knows how to wield power and his first policy moves as mayor will be revealing.

The Chatter

Mayor Catherine Pugh Resigns Following Healthy Holly Scandal

Attorney Steve Silverman read mayor’s resignation letter during a press conference at his downtown office.

The Chatter

Catherine Pugh’s Lawyer Expected to Announce Mayor’s Resignation This Afternoon

Baltimore’s scandal-plagued mayor has been on paid sick leave since April 1.

The Chatter

FBI and IRS Raid Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Home and City Hall

Corruption investigation stemming from Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” book scandal moves into federal investigation.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Decades Night Club Documents Baltimore Club Music History at the Peale Center: We speak with curator Mia Loving about her latest exhibit, on view through this week.

Developers Hope to Unveil Greektown’s Yard 56 by 2020: The mixed-use project will be anchored by Streets Market and LA Fitness.

Oletha DeVane Showcases Sculptural Works in 'Traces of Spirit' at the BMA: Local multidisciplinary artist explores religion, nature, and humanity in exhibit on view through October 20.

What is the Likelihood of President Trump Coming to Baltimore?: With a House Republican conference and an invitation from Elijah Cummings, a presidential visit might be imminent.

Relics of Baltimore's Forgotten Punk Scene Showcased in New Metro Gallery Exhibit: Celebrated Summer Records owner Tony Pence curates fliers, photos, and music from 1977 to 1989.