Amy Pearl's journalism career began at the New York Post where she worked as a copy kid all through high school. She split her college years between the U.S. and Japan, studying at both Cornell University and the Kyoto center for Japanese Studies. After graduating in 1994, she was hired by WNYC as the producer of the New York Beat, hosted by Curtis Sliwa. Later, she became the assistant producer and audio engineer for The Brian Lehrer Show. Amy currently produces videos and other digital content for New York Public Radio.
WNYC listeners discuss the merits of membership over martinis.
Central Park is hosting its last carriage rides, if Mayor de Blasio has his way.
Wildly falling snow plus a forecast for 10 inches of accumulation and freezing rain — all that wasn’t enough to warrant a snow day for New York City schools on Thursday. Take a look at the havoc the wintry weather is wreaking on New York City’s streets today.
For the first time at Westminsters, mixed-breed dogs competed alongside purebreds in the kennel club's inaugural Master Agility Championship.
In August, life is supposed to slow down. But in the city, things never seem to let up. So WNYC's Amy Pearl thought, why not get away from it all? Go out into the woods and hike the Appalachian Trail for a couple days with just her dog Cola for company. Totally unplugged. Well, almost.
Simple experiences, like borrowing a ladder from a neighbor or just taking a long solitary hike, are being altered by tech.
Amy Pearl and Janet Babin have made it to "The End" of coast check - they're in Montauk and even though it is wet and cloudy, they are on the beach.
Besides ruined docks and flooded homes and businesses, the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant dumped 2.2 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into the Great South Bay, damaging it in ways not yet completely understood.
WNYC's Amy Pearl and Janet Babin are making their way along the coast for a pre-Memorial Day "coastcheck" to see what's changed since Sandy hit. They made their way to Long Island and checked in on Jones Beach then took a boat ride in the Great South Bay to Fire Island. The breach in Fire Island is a big topic of conversation. Listen as Amy Eddings, local host of "All Things Considered" checks in with Janet.
Seaside Heights is a beloved destination on the Jersey Shore. It's iconic roller coaster was just pulled out of the water last week. We checked in with reporter Janet Babin. Listen to her conversation with Amy Eddings.
In Seaside Heights, boardwalk attractions Jimbo's bar, are open and ready for Memorial Day.
VIDEO. For six months, the animals of the New York Aquarium have not seen any visitors besides their dedicated staff because damage caused by Sandy. They're eagerly awaiting the re-opening later this month, and the crowds that will — hopefully — follow.
WNYC’s Janet Babin and Amy Pearl continue their post-Sandy #CoastCheck by talking with residents in Broad Channel, the sliver of Queens sandwiched between Howard Beach and the Rockaways. People there are still struggling to make their homes habitable.
On the three-month anniversary of Sandy, WNYC took a week-long road trip from Cape May, NJ to Montauk, NY to visit coastal communities and see how their recovery is coming along.
Reporter Janet Babin made another stop along the Jersey Shore before heading to Staten Island Tuesday. She said Highlands, New Jersey still resembles a disaster area, but before the community can move forward, residents have to decide how to rebuild.
As communities struggle with the question of whether to rebuild or retreat after Sandy, WNYC reporter Janet Babin and videographer Amy Pearl are touring coastal towns.
An archive of WNYC's video reports about life after Sandy.
A week after the storm, residents of Midland Beach, Staten Island, struggled to pick up the pieces — even as a FEMA disaster recovery area is set up at the end of Hunter Avenue and troops of volunteers with granny carts full of food go door-to-door.
As power returned to much of the region, many of the residents of Red Hook, Brooklyn, remained in the dark Friday without heat or hot water.
Dylan D'Angelo, 17, will be a senior at Leonia High School in New Jersey this fall. And while many of his peers will be thinking about applying to four-year colleges, D'Angelo day-dreams about shearing his own path to pursue something he loves: cutting hair.