Amy Pearl makes photos and videos for WNYC. She worked at the New York Post as a copy kid in high school. Fresh out of college, Pearl was hired as the producer for New York Beat, hosted by Curtis Sliwa of Guardian Angels fame.
Over the years, she has worked with The Brian Lehrer Show, Morning Edition, Soundcheck, Radiolab, On The Media, The Leonard Lopate Show, Studio 360 and WQXR.
In 2008 she was in Denver to make photos and videos at the Democratic Convention. After Super Storm Sandy hit, she was on the flooded streets of Red Hook and Staten Island and later traveled from Cape May, NJ to Montauk to document storm damage and recovery.
Amy currently produces photos and videos about chickens in the South Bronx, kids learning to taste, dogs running radio stations, drunk fundraisers, secret libraries, junkyard composers, trash collectors and graveyard caretakers.
Amy Pearl appears in the following:
Monday, April 24, 2017
Every spring, birds start the rush to raise a family (or two or three) before winter returns. Thanks to live web cams, the action is just a click away.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Amy Pearl loved meat -- until a steak almost killed her. We hear her riveting (and hilarious) story, and explore how allergies change your relationship with food and people.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Star the Bodega Cat caused a media sensation just by doing her job.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Tuck your napkin under your chin. We’re about to serve up a tale of love, loss, and lamb chops.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
After Sandy, some people said no one should have been living so close to the waterfront in the first place. Residents of Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, took that idea to heart.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
These seven college students from Baruch College, in New York City, have very surprising answers.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Charlie the Bodega Cat has a familiar problem: an overly clingy co-worker.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Surrounded by teas, herbs and adoring fans, life is pretty relaxing for Bobo.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Snowball the bodega cat gets along with everyone. "Whether I'm white or whether I'm brown or whether I'm black, we don't care."
Monday, May 16, 2016
Wolverine the bodega cat cheers for the Golden State Warriors from Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
WNYC took a walk around Brooklyn with nature blogger Matthew Wills.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
A massive — if also very expensive — solution to one of New York City's commuting connundrums is taking shape in a cavern deep under East Midtown.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The pope loves pets. Kids love pets. And we all love to love. That's a recipe for some happy middle-schoolers as Pope Francis comes to town.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The twists, turns and learning curves of young love.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Relationship Rookies: First Loves. Teenagers just trying to figure it out.
Friday, August 07, 2015
If someone says "Tell me about your First Time," what do you think of? Be honest.
Friday, July 31, 2015
The Sewer-in-a-Suitcase is a portable kit that brings one of the city's top environmental problems into classrooms and communities.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Every time you fill your bathtub in New York City, you are connecting to an invisible infrastructure that stretches north to tiny streams in the mountains as far as 125 miles away.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Don goes on the run, Joan battles egregious sexism at McCann and Roger and Peggy send off the SC+P offices in proper fashion.
Monday, April 27, 2015
They might not be able to spell, but these first graders from Ms. Marisa's class at PS 859 in Manhattan are fast becoming wee Wordsworths.