Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

We're still awaiting answers about the mayor's ban of a WYPR reporter

We're still awaiting answers about the mayor's ban of a WYPR reporter

Shortly after the Baltimore Brew broke the story that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had banned WYPR reporter P. Kenneth Burns from the weekly press conferences she holds after the Board of Estimates meeting, I sent Anthony McCarthy, her Director of Public Affairs, a series of questions. Here they are, unedited:

  1. Is there City Hall video/audio of Burns being aggressive/unprofessional to the Mayor or staff (i.e.: from video the Mayor's Office may have had taken or security cameras)? If so, will it be released?
  2. I understand that only select outlets are invited to these meetings, is there any understanding between these outlets and the Mayor's Office as far as what...
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