Charlie Herman is the Business and Economics Editor for WNYC News and the national morning news program, The Takeaway. He regularly reports on local and national business stories at the station. Charlie hosts WNYC's weekly finance segment, Money Talking and edits and produces the weekly tech segment New Tech City. Charlie joined the station in April 2010.
Prior to coming to WNYC, Charlie worked at ABC News for nearly 16 years. For more than five years, he oversaw the Business News Unit during the financial meltdown and recession. Prior to this position, he was the Deputy Bureau Chief in the Los Angeles Bureau overseeing news coverage for the western region of the U.S.
Before that, he was the Miami Bureau Producer from 2001 to 2003 where he covered events in Florida, the southern United States and in Latin America in countries such as Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela.
In 2003, Charlie helped set up ABC News’ operations in Baghdad. He began his career at ABC News in the Washington Bureau in 1994.
During his time at ABC News, Charlie won a Business Emmy for a series of stories for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings entitled “The Broken Pension Promise,” and shared an Alfred I. DuPont and a Peabody Award with the news division for coverage of September 11, 2001.
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