Chastity Pratt covers Michigan’s cities and urban affairs for Bridge. She joined the Bridge team from the The Detroit Free Press after more than a decade of providing authoritative coverage of Detroit Public Schools. She has broken many of the biggest stories regarding education in the state’s largest city over the past decade. Pratt’s work also has appeared in USA Today, Essence Magazine and the Investigative Reporters & Editors Journal. Before the Free Press, the native Detroiter was a reporter at Newsday in Long Island, NY, and The Oregonian newspaper in Portland. She started her career as an intern at The New York Times. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from the University of Michigan. You can reach Chastity via email at email@example.com, or call her at 313-310-7867.
April 17, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
Booming tourism in Traverse City and interest justifies daily passenger trains from Ann Arbor through stops to Up North, study shows.
April 10, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
For years, Detroit has trained police recruits only to watch them split for the suburbs. A proposed bill would require them to repay the city.
April 3, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
Short on teachers and promising all schools can get gym and art classes next year, Detroit officials are traveling the nation to find teachers
Education experts from Massachusetts, Tennessee and across Michigan gathered Thursday in Detroit to plot solutions to Michigan’s public school malaise.
March 15, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans unveiled a new Southeast Michigan transportation plan after months of meetings with Macomb and Oakland county leaders
March 8, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
Detroit is offering new homes to residents to leave a tucked-away, forlorn corner of the city to make way for the Gordie Howe International Bridge
February 28, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
A month after trying to woo other Democrats to run against Whitmer, Detroit’s mayor threw his enviable political muscle behind the party frontrunner
February 8, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
Just because the Detroit City Council isn’t a laughingstock doesn’t mean its members are a rubber stamp for the mayor, Brenda Jones insists.
February 6, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
A few weeks ago, a breakthrough was near for a regional transit plan in southeast Michigan. Now, talks have frayed, and some wonder if a smaller plan is better than none.
January 30, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
An immigrant housed in a Detroit church to avoid deportation and his supporters talk about fears, hopes and why they think their plan could work
January 23, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
Michigan is a tale of two kinds of cities. Some have healthy and diverse economies. Others face deep and long-term financial crisis and depressed local economies. And Detroit, the state’s flagship city, is a complex chowder of economic revival downtown and deeply troubled neighborhoods on the periphery.
January 11, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
Police state or good government? That’s the debate as Detroit considers requiring businesses install live camera feeds.
January 4, 2018 | Chastity Pratt
Elected officials this month to propose changes to the Regional Transit Authority in anticipation of November tax request.
December 7, 2017 | Chastity Pratt
The digital divide is real. And poor residents are being left behind.
November 21, 2017 | Chastity Pratt
Detroit city clerk candidate who lost by 1,482 votes wants absentee votes recounted.
November 20, 2017 | Chastity Pratt
Democracy isn’t pretty. It’s even less so in Detroit, so experts are urging audits of balloting to restore faith in elections.
November 8, 2017 | Chastity Pratt
Few surprises in Detroit, Flint and other cities. Here are takeaways from Tuesday’s elections.
November 2, 2017 | Chastity Pratt
She grew up in America, married an American and had an American baby. Her story could hold lessons to Dreamers worried about deportation. (video)
November 2, 2017 | Chastity Pratt
Undocumented immigrants are increasingly ‘self-deporting,’ returning to Mexico or other countries and forsaking the American Dream. (video)