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.

Mike Groll / AP

While a new poll finds New Yorkers would like Governor Cuomo to be a “national leader” challenging the policies of President Trump’s administration, Cuomo seldom actually mentions the President by name.

David Zalubowski / AP

A bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana program to cover sufferers of PTSD passed both houses of the legislature, but will Governor Cuomo sign it into law?

Hans Pennink / AP

The state’s Lieutenant Governor says New Yorkers should be deeply worried if the U.S. Senate approves a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act, also knowns as Obamacare.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

It’s been just over two weeks since ride hailing services have been permitted outside New York City, and Governor Cuomo says he’s pleased, so far.

Seth Wenig / AP

Later this summer, the New York Thruway’s new Tappan Zee Bridge will be formally named in honor of the current Governor’s father, the former Governor Mario Cuomo. But the renaming of the bridge came with a bit of controversy.

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