Ann Costantino

Freelance Investigative Reporter ---Ann Costantino has been a Baltimore County resident for over twenty years. A graduate of Towson University, Ann earned her bachelors in mass communications after first studying communications and journalism in Arizona and Texas. Ann worked as assistant to the executive director of the (former) Advertising Association of Baltimore (AAB), where she managed the organization’s American Advertising “ADDY” Awards shows in Baltimore and New York, which celebrated creativity in advertising. In Texas, Ann interned with the Austin Chronicle, learning the old school ways of cropping and editing, developing and sizing photographs. A long way from where she started, Ann is originally from Oahu, Hawaii – a place where she learned the value of the aloha spirit. Ann is politically independent, fiercely committed to integrity in journalism and is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) professional organization.

—– By: Ann Costantino —– Maryland State superintendent of schools, Karen Salmon, PhD, has approved Darryl L. Williams, PhD as Baltimore County Public Schools’ permanent superintendent....

—– By: Ann Costantino —- In a surprise announcement at Tuesday’s school board meeting, Baltimore County school board members voted 8-4 on a resolution to appoint Darryl L. Williams,...

—– By: Ann Costantino —- When the Baltimore County school board approved a $413,000 contract last year for audit consultant, UHY Advisors, to perform an external audit following the...

—– By: Ann Costantino —- BALTIMORE – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division and Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland have announced a combined...

—– By: Ann Costantino –—- Things are heating up at Baltimore County Public Schools as the system’s school board prepares to make a decision on the system’s next permanent...

—– By: Ann Costantino —– A lot has happened with controversial – and now defunct – Illinois-based superintendent and principal professional development company, The SUPES...

—– By: Ann Costantino —– In an effort to uncover the details surrounding Baltimore County Public Schools’ destruction of nearly 2,600 financial disclosure statements last year,...

—– By: Ann Costantino —– After more than a year and a half of discussion and false starts, the first phase of a highly anticipated multi-phase external procurement audit of Baltimore...

—– By: Ann Costantino —–   At the conclusion of a short presentation on Tuesday night by Columbia-based audit firm, UHY Advisors, on its final draft of Phase One of a widely...

—– By: Ann Costantino —– The silence is loud in Baltimore County. Less than two months after Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced a bill to establish ethics reforms...