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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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.  

    

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.

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.


The pro-business group Unshackle Upstate says upstate New York needs to be granted special tax breaks to help counter the economic recession that continues to afflict that part of state.


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