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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More NY casinos?
5:40 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Language on NY gambling ballot question skews opinions

A ballot question will ask New York voters in November if they want to allow casinos in the state
Credit AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

A question on the November ballot will ask New Yorkers if they support an expansion of casino gambling in the state.  A new poll finds the language in that ballot question is written in a way that influences voters to vote yes.

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Moreland Commission on Public Corruption
11:26 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Campaign finance reform supporters rally outside NY hearing on corruption

Supporters of campaign finance reform rallied outside a hearing on Tuesday held by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's commission on public corruption. They demanded change to what they say is a pay to play culture.

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More NY casinos?
6:40 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Cuomo says vote "yes" in NY gambling referendum

Credit AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he plans to offer support to a November ballot referendum to allow new gambling casinos in New York.

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It can wait
1:24 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

NYS Thruway to offer more places to pull over and text

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo discusses state initiative to provide more places to pull over and text while driving on the NY State Thruway
Credit Flickr/governorandrewcuomo

  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state thruway will offer more places to pull over and answer text messages or make cell phone calls. It’s part of the state’s continuing effort to discourage texting while driving.

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NY political corruption panel to hear from public
4:11 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Cuomo's Moreland Commission to hear from the public on Tuesday

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission on Corruption is scheduled to hold its second hearing in Albany on Tuesday. Government reform groups are scheduled to testify. 

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