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.

Mary Altaffer / AP

Governor Cuomo defined the conflict over changing the health care laws in Washington as a class struggle, saying it’s all about the rich versus the rest.

Mary Altaffer / AP

Governor Cuomo’s name has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, but first, he may be facing some obstacles to win a third term as governor in 2018.  

Mary Altaffer / AP

The second voter survey in two weeks shows Governor Andrew Cuomo’s job approval rating plummeting to near record lows.

Bebeto Matthews / AP

The corruption conviction of the former New York State Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, was overturned on a technicality by a federal appeals court.

Kathy Willens / AP

A new poll finds Governor Cuomo’s popularity has dipped to a near record low, and the reason could be dissatisfaction in New York City over the Governor’s handling of the mass transit system.

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