Anita Wadhwani

Anita Wadhwani

Anita is the senior reporter for the Tennessee Lookout, part of the States Newsroom network. The Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Media named her Journalist of the Year in 2019 and gave her the Malcolm Law Award for Investigative Journalism. Wadhwani is formerly an investigative reporter with The Tennessean.

a map of heat-related health emergencies in North Carolina by county

New federal dashboard tracks heat-related health emergencies

By: and - September 6, 2023

More than a third of North Carolina’s 100 counties are experiencing a higher-than-average number of heat-related health emergencies, according to new federal dashboard that maps emergency medical services responses to heat-related illnesses. Launched last month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Climate Change and Health Equity and the Department of […]

Bristol, Virginia city council moves to ban new abortion clinics

By: - October 27, 2022

Elected leaders in Bristol, Virginia are pushing forward a zoning law that would prohibit new abortion clinics within city limits, part of a local backlash against a Tennessee clinic that made the short move across state lines once Roe v. Wade was overturned. The five-member Bristol Virginia City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted in favor […]

In Tennessee, near-total ban on abortion to take effect within weeks

By: - June 27, 2022

Public health crisis looms as women from North Carolina’s neighbor to the west will soon be forced to travel out of state for reproductive healthcare The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision ending the constitutional right to abortion in the United States set into motion an immediate chain reaction in Tennessee on Friday with one now-inevitable outcome: […]