6abc Data Journalism Team
Maia Rosenfeld is based in Philadelphia and is part of the ABC Owned Television Station group's data journalism team, which works with journalists in newsrooms across the country to use public data to help tell important local new stories and power investigative reports.

The team obtains public records and data, analyzes the data and interviews people whose lives are impacted by the problems revealed, experts on those issues and accountable public officials and decision-makers.

The team brings to stories expertise in statistics, data, interactive graphics and computer programming, in addition to traditional reporting skills.

6abc's Stories
Wildfire risk rises in New Jersey as development continues in fire-prone areas
About a quarter of New Jersey homes are in Wildland Urban Interface -- areas where development meets wildland and fires can thrive.
As flooding increases in the Delaware Valley, hundreds of thousands of at-risk homes are uninsured
Across Berks County, about 26,000 properties have an 80% or higher chance of flooding in the next 30 years, according to an ABC analysis.
Data: How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted learning loss across Pennsylvania, New Jersey
We are getting an in-depth look at just how much the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our local students and it is a deficit that experts say will linger for years.
Extreme heat is here to stay: Here's what it means for you and your health
Today, Philadelphia sees three-day stretches of dangerous heat on average, the ABC data analysis found. In 30 years, those heat waves are projected to last four days, further compounding the health impacts.
Four ways to build heat-resilient cities
As cities prepare for the effects of extreme heat as a result of climate change, experts recommend focusing on adding green space and paying greater attention to vulnerable populations.
Tickborne illnesses rise with rising temperatures: What you should know
The Philadelphia five-county area had 1,246 cases of Lyme Disease in 2021, 500 more than it had 30 years earlier.
Affordable housing crisis continues in tri-state area as people spend years on waiting lists
In the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington-metro area, people wait an average of 3.4 years for public housing.
Lowballed: Philadelphia area homeowners of color receive unfair appraisals
Across the tristate metro area, homes in majority-minority neighborhoods were about twice as likely to be under-appraised as those in majority-white neighborhoods.
Many Philadelphians Struggle to Pay Energy Bills, but Help is Available
More than one in five households in the tristate metro area have been unable to pay their energy bills in the last year. But local organizations and utility companies are here to help.
Fifty years after Title IX, girls still face barriers in sports equity
Fifty years since Title IX, an ABC data analysis found 13% of local high schools have significant gaps in female athlete participation.