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

New York State’s education commissioner said Tuesday that new state-specific learning standards will offer several improvements over the controversial Common Core standards.

Hans Pennink / AP

Bills to improve voter access advanced in a State Senate committee, but their ultimate passage is uncertain.

Susan Walsh / AP

President Trump’s plan is so far just a one-page outline, but it’s already raising some red flags for New York’s political leaders.

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

Several state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that they say would force President Donald Trump to make public some of his tax returns.

Mike Groll / AP

State lawmakers and lobby groups say Governor Cuomo was in error when he said that there was no political will to enact reforms in 2017.

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