Sandy Banisky with students in Baltimore. Photo by John Consoli.

Abell Professor in Baltimore Journalism

College/University: B.S., Boston University; J.D. University of Baltimore

301-405-2412 2100 H Knight Hall

Sandy Banisky, former deputy managing editor of The Baltimore Sun, teaches urban affairs reporting, a class that explores issues important to cities using Baltimore as a laboratory.

As The Sun’s deputy managing editor for news, she supervised metro, foreign, national, sports and business news and developed front-page stories from every department of the paper. Before that, she served as The Sun’s deputy managing editor for metro. She also was national editor.

As a reporter at The Sun, Banisky was national correspondent who covered events ranging from the Oklahoma City bombing and the trial of Timothy McVeigh to the aftermath of floods in North Dakota and the crash of a jet into the Everglades. Among her metro beats were state and local government, as well as abortion issues.

She is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is an inactive member of the Maryland Bar.

She joined the Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2008.

Photo: John Consoli.