Anna Sale covers politics for WNYC, including the 2013 mayoral race. During the 2012 presidential election, she traveled the country to tell the stories of voters in early primary battlegrounds and swing states. She has hosted The Brian Lehrer Show and The Takeaway and contributed to NPR, Marketplace, PBS Newshour, the BBC, Slate, WGBH World Channel, Current TV, and NY1.
Anna got her start covering news for public radio and television in West Virginia and Connecticut. At WNYC, she was a managing producer for The Takeaway and the launching editor of the politics website itsafreecounty.org before returning to reporting in 2011. In addition to campaigns, budget crises, and political scandals, she’s covered the Air Guard in Afghanistan, frustrated rescuers at a coal mining disaster, moonshine-makers in Brooklyn, and amputees recovering after the earthquake in Haiti.
Anna's work has been honored by the New York Press Club, Capitolbeat, and the Associated Press Broadcasters Associations of New York, Connecticut and West Virginia. She was a Racial Justice Fellow with USC Annenberg’s Institute for Justice and Journalism in 2007. She was also an associate producer of The Great Textbook War, a radio documentary that won a Peabody Award, a national Edward R. Murrow award, and a duPont-Columbia award.
A West Virginia native, Anna graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history. She's on twitter @annasale.
Anna Sale appears in the following:
Friday, May 17, 2013
Facing expulsion, the once-powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez said Saturday he'd resign Monday, at 9 am. Word, which came in a rare Saturday press release from Sheldon Silver, came only after Silver himself faced increasing pressure to step down from his leadership post.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
John Catsimatidis is super-rich, off-the-cuff, at times a little odd, and totally enmeshed in political life.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Joe Lhota calls Port Authority police officers "mall cops," as other candidates tap dance around the politics of bike lanes. And Corruption sweeps Albany. Again.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
There’s a sense that the widening corruption probe is a sad end to what once seemed to be a promising moment for black political power in Albany.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
A federal judge has unsealed the names of elected officials recorded on a wire by ex-state Sen. Shirley Huntley — including six sitting state Senators and one current Councilman.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Another lawmaker representing New York City in Albany has been indicted. This latest case is continues to weaken the power of New York City's delegation in the New York Senate, and to lawmakers representing communities of color in particular.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Turns out there were at least two Albany lawmakers who wore wires for federal investigators last year. Former state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded meetings with seven other elected officials last summer, a court filing on Friday revealed.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget functioned as a rebuttal to the candidates running to replace him.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
None of the candidates on stage wanted to distance themselves from the city's current historically low murder rates, so they focused on the ways they would change the city's style of policing. There was general agreement that police overuse stop-and-frisk, but they differed on who should lead the police and how much outside oversight is necessary.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Apart from their country of origin, little is known about the brothers suspected in the Boston marathon bombing and their motives. Anna Sale, reporter for WNYC in New York, spoke with the former roommate of a woman who had a child with Tamerlan. Larry Aaronson, retired social studies teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin knows the younger brother, Dzokar.
Friday, April 19, 2013
A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing who was shot dead after a police standoff on Friday had an “air of power” and an intensity that could frighten, his former friend told WNYC.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
In 1953, 93 percent of voters in New York City cast ballots. In the last mayoral election, 28 percent of voters did. But before you start wringing your hands, consider these reasons why.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
If former Congressman Anthony Weiner decides to run for mayor, he'll be the No. 2 Democrat. That's the finding of a new NBC New York-Marist poll that shows him nine points behind the frontrunner Christine Quinn and ahead of all the other Democrats.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
This week in politics, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came under fire from animal rights activists and some union members, and her poll numbers ticked down. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner emerged to tell all -- and perhaps run for Mayor. And John Liu got a chilly reception from business leaders, a week before two of his former campaign staffers go on trial for illegal fundraising.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
So, what is the deal up there? Is there more graft, unseemly behavior, and backroom dealings in the state capital, or does it just feel that way?
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Back-to-back corruption cases involving state lawmakers have put Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the awkward position of defending Albany culture under his watch while admitting more needs to be done. To start, he said, corruption should be easier to prosecute in New York.
Monday, April 08, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is both calling for reform—and defending the political culture of Albany—after legislators were arrested in two separate corruption cases last week.
Friday, April 05, 2013
This week, two bribery scandals rocked New York politics. In one, a sitting State Assemblyman cooperated with federal prosecutors as an informant. And that's got WNYC’s Anna Sale looking into how unusual it is to have a lawmaker wearing a wire in a state capitol.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
For the second time this week, a bribery scandal has ensnared elected officials in New York. On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, who they say accepted cash bribes to help businessmen set up an adult day care center in the Bronx.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
A corruption scandal is rippling through the New York City Mayor's race. A day after federal prosecutors indicted six people for conspiring to place Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith on the Republican ballot for mayor, candidates in the current field are working to distance themselves from from the lurid tales of money and politics that prosecutors laid out.