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.

Hans Pennink / AP

Governor Cuomo, in his first public comments since challenger Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy, dismissed two days of attacks as the “political silly season.”

Patrick Semansky / AP

New York’s Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan met privately with Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday over a proposed bill to give victims of childhood sexual abuse more access to the courts. The Cardinal remains opposed to a key provision of the measure.  

Bebeto Matthews / AP

Candidate for Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon delivered a blistering speech against Governor Andrew Cuomo, whom she hopes to challenge in a Democratic primary. She was immediately criticized by a Cuomo ally, who questioned Nixon’s qualifications in a controversial remark.  

Jason DeCrow / AP Images for Human Rights Campaign

Actor and public education advocate Cynthia Nixon announced her campaign for governor of New York in Monday. She wants to run in a Democratic primary against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.  

Jason DeCrow / AP Images for Human Rights Campaign

In the days since actor and progressive activist Cynthia Nixon indicated she might want to run against Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary for Governor, Cuomo has made a number of public appearances and taken several steps to shore up his political base.

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