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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$1 billion for local start-ups
6:29 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

NY state pension funds are available for NY start-ups

NY Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
Credit NY Comptroller's Office

New York State's comptroller says he has money to invest in startup companies and entrepreneurs. The money is being invested through a partnership between the state’s pension fund and private equity managers.

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NYC mayor race
6:03 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Cuomo endorses de Blasio for NYC mayor

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, greets Democratic mayoral candidates Bill Thompson, right, after Thompson conceded the primary election to Bill deBlasio, left, on the steps of City Hall.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is throwing his support  behind a candidate for New York City mayor race. He appeared at second place candidate Bill Thompson’s concession speech, and is endorsing the Democratic front runner, Bill deBlasio.

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November election
8:45 am
Sat September 14, 2013

NY GOP begins to line up Cuomo challenger

NY Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox
Credit File Photo (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

New York’s Republican Chair says he’s working on finding a  candidate to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo in November, and he says several are interested.  

    

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Fewer inspectors means fewer inspections
5:50 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Report: Pollution inspections down with budget cuts

Credit From EANY report

A New York environmental group says budget cuts at the state’s environmental agency has meant fewer inspections of polluters and potential harm to New Yorkers’ health.

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Lingering effects of recession
6:32 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

NY mayors face financial challenges

Whatever the outcome of Tuesday's primaries, most New York mayors who win a new term in cites across the state will face a similar challenge: how to get their municipalities back on secure financial footing.


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