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:

Talking Politics At Work

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Should you? Can you? What do you do if you find out you disagree with your coworkers? Navigating this year's presidential election when it comes up at work.


What Clinton's Leaked Wall Street Speeches Reveal

Friday, October 21, 2016

The New Yorker's Sheelah Kolhatkar says the most shocking thing about Clinton's speeches to Goldman Sachs may be the lack of anything shocking.

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What Exactly is in Clinton and Trump's Tax Plans?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Because specifics can be hard to come by during debates or on the campaign trail, a closer look at what each candidate is proposing and how it could affect you.

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Review: A Missed Opportunity in 'The Birth of a Nation'

Friday, October 07, 2016

Director and star Nate Parker takes on an important topic in an average and predictable way, shortchanging its female characters.


Sssh! They’re Listening: The Fight to Be Your Digital Assistant

Friday, October 07, 2016

Amazon's got Echo. Apple has Siri. Microsoft calls it Cortana. And Google has Assistant. They're all fighting to be a part of your life, on your phone and in your home.


The Trials and Tribulations of Wells Fargo

Friday, September 30, 2016

The bank's CEO faced a second round of criticism on Capitol Hill, trying to explain why thousands of his former employees were accused of illegal banking practices.

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How to Be a 'Superboss' (or Hire Like One)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The qualities of exceptional workplace leaders. Do you have them? How can you get them?

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A Nation Engaged: Getting Young People Work

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This week, WNYC and NPR are looking at how to create economic opportunities for more Americans. Today, what can be done for young people who have a lack of work experience or training?


A Nation Engaged: The State of New York's Higher Education

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

With the presidential election approaching, WNYC looks at how education can help spur economic opportunity for more New Yorkers.


A Nation Engaged: The State of New York Manufacturing

Monday, September 19, 2016

In partnership with NPR, WNYC is asking how the U.S. can create economic opportunity for more Americans. First up, manufacturing. What jobs exist for New Yorkers?

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Wells Fargo, Banking Culture and What Could Be Next

Friday, September 16, 2016

Another bank in the headlines, paying millions of dollars in fines to settle charges of illegal banking practices.

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Review: New Play 'Caught' Says, You Can't Handle the Truth.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The play — if that's the right word — starts off with a lecture at an art gallery by a Chinese dissident artist. But is what he is telling us true?


Fall Arts Preview: A 24-Hour Performance and the Muppets Take Queens

Friday, September 09, 2016

A look at performances, parties and exhibits you won't want to miss this fall.


Where Lower Manhattan Stands, 15 Years Later

Friday, September 09, 2016

Skyscrapers tower once again over Lower Manhattan and the neighborhood is thriving. Getting there, however, wasn't easy.


How to Pitch Your Great Idea

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Once you've finally come up with that brilliant idea, here's a way to get people excited about it.


Fall Arts Preview: Women Rule Ballet and Indian Dance Comes to the City

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Several female choreographers make their New York City ballet debut, while Indian music will merge with Memphis street dance at City Center — plus other performances to look forward to.


Fall Arts Preview: From Inuit Throat Singing to Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Pharell Williams takes over BAM, "The Boss" releases a new record and Queens puts on a world class music festival — plus other music to look forward to this fall.


State of the Union: Where Labor Goes from Here

Friday, September 02, 2016

Union membership has been dwindling for decades, putting the future of organized labor into question and affecting the country's labor-force as a whole.


EpiPen Under Fire for High Price

Friday, August 26, 2016

The pharmaceutical company Mylan struggles to explain why the price of its anti-allergy shot has gone up hundreds of dollars in less than a decade.

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Obamacare Faces New Hurdles

Friday, August 19, 2016

Health insurers like Aetna are pulling out of public health care exchanges because they're losing money, casting doubts about the future of the Affordable Care Act.

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