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.

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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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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  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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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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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says threats in Congress to defund Obamacare won’t have any effect on the federal Affordable Health Care Act going forward in New York. 

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