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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The State Senate is likely to confirm Governor Cuomo’s nomination to fill the latest vacancy on the state’s highest court.

Karen DeWitt

Planned Parenthood in New York held a silent protest at the State Capitol on Monday, with women dressed as characters in the recent TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.

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The New York legislature is approaching its final week of the 2017 session. Several issues remain unresolved. One high profile bill would extend the statute of limitations to allow adult victims of molestation to sue for crimes committed against them as children.  

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Advocates for legalizing marijuana in New York State rallied at the State Capitol, as the legislative session draws to a close.

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The New York State legislative session is drawing to a close, and Democrats and Republicans are digging in on the remaining issues of 2017, including a measure to extend the New York City mayor’s control of the public schools, which has now been linked to a number of diverse issues affecting people in the rest of the state.

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