Karen DeWitt

Capitol Bureau Chief, New York State Public Radio

Karen has covered state government and politics for New York State Public Radio, a network of 10 New York and Connecticut stations, since 1990.  She is also a regular contributor to the statewide public television program about New York State government, New York Now. She appears on the reporter’s roundtable segment, and interviews newsmakers. 

Karen previously worked for WINS Radio, New York, and has written for numerous publications, including Adirondack Life and the Albany newsweekly Metroland.

She is a past recipient of the prestigious Walter T. Brown Memorial award for excellence in journalism, from the Legislative Correspondents Association, and was named Media Person of the Year for 2009 by the Women’s Press Club of New York State.

Karen is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo.

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Less than a month after the legislative session officially ended, Governor Cuomo’s been calling for the State Senate to come back and work on what he says is unfinished business.

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A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday finds that Governor Cuomo continues to lead his challengers by double digits.

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Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and his son Adam were found guilty of federal corruption charges in a retrial that ended Tuesday.

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Opponents to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the 2018 governor’s race are continuing to weigh in on the corruption convictions of the former head of Cuomo’s economic development programs. Independent candidate for governor and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says it’s not just Cuomo and his administration, who are to blame.

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The second set of corruption convictions of former associates of Governor Cuomo has renewed calls to reform the governor’s multi-billion dollar economic development program that was at the heart of the bribery and bid rigging cases. But Cuomo says the problem has already been fixed.

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