Local reporter covering Maryland state politics Education: Rutgers University
Ovetta Wiggins covers Maryland state politics in Annapolis. She came to The Washington Post in 2003 and has covered numerous stories about Prince George's County during that time, including the rise and fall of former County Executive Jack B. Johnson, the county's foreclosure crisis, and the attempt by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to take over the school system. She graduated from Rutgers University and previously worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Bergen Record in New Jersey.
Wallace D. Loh, who has been president of the University of Maryland for nearly eight years, announced Tuesday he would retire. The flagship state university has been under scrutiny for the death of a football player.