Charlie Herman

Business and Culture Editor

Charlie Herman is the Business and Culture Editor for WNYC News. He regularly reports on local and national business stories and hosts WNYC's weekly finance segment, Money Talking. Charlie joined the station in 2010.

Prior 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 that, he was Deputy Bureau Chief in the Los Angeles Bureau and Producer in the Miami Bureau. 

In 2003, Charlie helped set up ABC News’ operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He began his career at ABC News in the Washington Bureau in 1994. Charlie has won a Business Emmy and shared an Alfred I. DuPont and a Peabody Award with the ABC News division for coverage of September 11, 2001.


Charlie Herman appears in the following:

C is for Childcare: English Class Offers Free Babysitting Too

Monday, November 20, 2017

A new program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, offers free classes to women who don't speak English but want to improve their language skills. And it comes with a perquisite: childcare.


Right of Way: The Battle Over the BQX

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fans say the new streetcar that would run between Brooklyn and Queens will create jobs and connect under-served communities. Critics call it the "Gentrification Express."

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Review: A Shore Thing

Friday, November 17, 2017

The photographer Stephen Shore gets a much-deserved MoMA retrospective.

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Uninsured and in Need of Healthcare

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

There's a patchwork of primary care available to New Yorkers who don't have health insurance. But if you need extensive medical care, your options are limited.

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Review: Fear and Violence in "Office Hour"

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Julia Cho's play at the Public Theater explores gun violence and the "what ifs" that could prevent mass shootings.


Review: Michelangelo Minus the Pieta

Friday, November 10, 2017

A show of his chalk drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art enchants.

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The Power of 'Big Tech'

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tech companies are under attack for their role in Russian political interference in the 2016 election. But it's bigger than that. Do these companies need more oversight?


Performa 17 Brings Performance Art to NYC

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Long known for its biennial, the art organization Performa is back with presentations throughout New York City for several weeks in November.


Review: 'Illyria' Gives Front Row Seat to Public Theater's Early Days

Sunday, November 05, 2017

The year 1958 was almost the end of Joseph Papp's vision of free Shakespeare in the Park: he had no money and was fighting with everyone, from a director friend to Robert Moses. 


How Ivanka Trump And Donald Trump, Jr., Avoided a Criminal Indictment

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

New York prosecutors were preparing a case. Then the D.A. overruled his staff after a visit from President Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. 

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Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chinese immigrants based in New York City have long taken jobs in restaurants as far away as Pennsylvania, Alabama, and even Florida. Sunset Park resident He Shi Chen is one of them.  

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BX Native Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" Tops Billboard 100

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Bronx-native is the first female rapper to reach number one with a solo since Lauryn Hill released "Doo Wop" 19 years ago. 


Bloomberg Advances a Global Vision for America

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New York City's former mayor hosted the first-ever "Bloomberg Global Business Forum" as world leaders and CEOs gather in New York.


Fall Arts Preview: Pina Bausch's Early Work Returns and Dancing to Coltrane

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bausch's company returns to BAM to perform the work that introduced her to American audiences. And turning "A Love Supreme" into movement.

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Fall Arts Preview: Centennial Celebrations and Final Journeys

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This fall, music from two of the 20th century’s greatest American musicians as well as 3-D operas, adventurous songwriting, and the Final Journey World Tour of a groundbreaking band.


Fall Arts Preview: The Boss and SpongeBob Come to Broadway

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This week, WNYC is previewing the fall arts season. Joe Dziemianowicz, theater critic at the Daily News, reviews some of the highlights of the upcoming season, both On and Off Broadway.


Review: The Next Coming of Kara Walker

Friday, September 08, 2017

The artist's latest works at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
 in Chelsea are more than just provocative, they're a living, breathing narrative about race in America.


Goodbye Diners, Hello Avocado Bars

Friday, September 01, 2017

Every time a restaurant closes, another one opens. Or so it might seem. So, is the industry thriving or struggling?


What's Next for Trump and Congress

Friday, August 04, 2017

Republicans are moving from health care and are now moving to overhaul the tax code. But they've also got to tackle several must-pass items of legislation, like funding the government.


Ivanka Trump: Made in Asia

Friday, July 21, 2017

President Trump wants to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But what do his family's business practices say about what it would take to do that?

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