KQED Staff Writer
Erin Baldassari covers housing for KQED. The former print journalist most recently worked as the transportation reporter for the Mercury News and East Bay Times with a focus on how the Bay Area’s housing shortage has changed the way people move around the region. Erin served on the Times’ 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for coverage of the Ghost Ship Fire, which killed 36 people at a dance party in Oakland. Prior to that, she served as a breaking news and general assignment reporter for a variety of outlets in the Bay Area and the greater Boston area. A Tufts University alumna, Erin grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and in Sonoma County. She is a life-long KQED listener, a rider of motorcycles, a lover of history and a new mom.