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Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

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.


Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Now Yahoo Will Have to Stand On its Own

Friday, January 30, 2015

CEO Marissa Mayer announced that Yahoo will spin off its $40 billion stake in Alibaba. Now she has to prove her plan to turn around the struggling company will work.


There’s a New Electronic Sheriff Coming to Town

Friday, January 09, 2015

Ben Lawsky is the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services. And he's got plans for the future of virtual currencies.


Is it Time to Revise Congressional Math?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The 114th Congress is in session for the first time today, and one of their first orders of business is to revise the way tax laws are evaluated.

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Hundreds Gather at Wake for Slain Officer

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mourners lined up outside the church a full hour before the service began.

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U.S. Economy Boasts Best Growth in 11 Years

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that the American economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years during the third quarter.

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Economic Forecast Is Bright, But Not for All

Friday, December 05, 2014

New job numbers for November are promising. The catch: we were in a really deep hole. To reach pre-recession numbers, more people still need to get hired and see their wages go up.


American Icons: "Migrant Mother"

Friday, November 14, 2014

Before it became the all-purpose image of hardship, Dorothea Lange’s famous portrait was just one of hundreds she shot to document poverty in the Depression.

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The Keys to Success in a Tough Economy

Friday, November 07, 2014

The overall unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in October. One small business owner explains how he's had success in the face of a tough economy.

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What it Feels Like to Drive 80 MPH and Never Touch the Gas Pedal

Friday, October 31, 2014

Will Knight did just that, and says he was nervous at first, and then relaxed. But the likelihood of actually buying a self-driving car one day soon? That’s another story.

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The Myth of the Self-Driving Car

Friday, October 31, 2014

They’re all over the media these days. But good luck finding one on the road. Why the path to the self-driving car might be longer and bumpier than you think.

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Lehman Brothers Didn't Have to Go Bankrupt

Friday, October 03, 2014

Six years after filing for bankruptcy and igniting the financial crisis, new reporting suggests the government could have bailed out the bank and saved it. 


Corporations Pledge to Combat Climate Change

Friday, September 26, 2014

Corporations are promising to reduce emissions, embrace sustainability and divest from fossil fuel companies. Will it be enough?

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What Will Happen to the Barclay's Apartments?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Behind schedule and costing millions more than expected, the future of the prefabricated, 32-story apartment building near the Barclays Center is unclear.

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We Cool? Your Guide to Avoiding Fights at Work

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's easy to lose your cool at the office and say something you regret. But you can learn how to choose the right words and avoid fighting with your coworkers.


How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

Friday, September 19, 2014

What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 


Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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How to Tame Your Email and To-Do List

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bogged down in email? Can’t seem to get anything done at work? Advice for solving your workplace woes. 

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Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

Friday, September 05, 2014

Two months before the midterm elections, how is the economy doing? The answer could have a big impact on who gets elected this fall. 


Bloomberg Retakes Helm as Namesake Company Faces Challenges

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The former mayor is returning to lead his namesake financial media company.


How to Fix Our Broken Retirement System

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pensions have all but disappeared and 401ks and Social Security aren't cutting it. It's time to start rethinking retirement in America. 

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