Erin O’Hare joins Charlottesville Tomorrow after years of reporting on local arts, culture, and various social issues, mostly with C-VILLE Weekly, where she was on staff for nearly five years. Erin writes mostly about people and cultures typically left out of mainstream narratives, including Native American tribes fighting for federal recognition, night shift workers, Black female muralists, the clergy’s role in anti-racist activism, low-profile jazz legends, Aboriginal Australian photographers, independent and DIY music scenes (like punk and hip-hop), seed savers, and more.
Erin grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts, area and moved to Charlottesville in 2009. She never expected to stay for long, but there’s such a high concentration of caring, extraordinary people in this community, she hasn’t been able to bring herself to leave. She cares deeply about reporting on, for, and with her community, about producing meaningful and reliable journalism that is free, accessible, and engaging. Her favorite part of reporting life is the in-person interview.
Erin is also a DJ on WTJU 91.1FM, where she hosts Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Rocke Show every other week and Black Circle Revolution the first Thursday of each month. Her writing has appeared in C-VILLE Weekly, Women in Sound, Bandcamp Daily, The Australian, and Smithsonian Magazine’s SMARTnews site, among other publications.