Collin Campbell joined WNYC in 2003 and has reported, edited and produced everything from local newscasts to national programming. He is a co-creator of The Takeaway and Freakonomics Radio, two programs born at WNYC, as well as Transportation Nation, a reporting project that worked with stations coast-to-coast. His work has appeared on WNYC, NPR, The World, Marketplace and The Takeaway.
Collin is a California native, where he attended the University of California, Berkeley and worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, KALW, Weekend America and Southern California Public Radio. In 2006, he reported on the Mexican presidential election for NPR News, The World, Marketplace and the Houston Chronicle.
Collin Campbell appears in the following:
Sunday, August 18, 2013
At the Longacre camp in rural Pennsylvania, teens are allowed to bring their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices into the wilderness. In this New Tech City video, see what happens when campers try to balance life in the outdoors with gadgets that won't stop beeping, buzzing and blinking.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The explosion of civic-minded hackathons raises the question of what the organizations funding them are trying to accomplish.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The sudden departure of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit has sparked a conversation about where the bank is headed under new leadership and what it says about the so-called "too big to fail" banking behemoths.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
There's a lonely, whistled melody that originates somewhere around section 133 in the Prudential Center in Newark. The crowd knows it well and when it ends, the house full of Devils fans chants in unison, "Rangers suck!” There is little love between these two teams and their armies of fans, separated by the moat of the Hudson River. And now, they’re locked in a grinding battle to reach the Stanley Cup Finals.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Human beings love to predict the future, but we're quite terrible at it. So how about punishing all those bad predictions?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
In restaurants and in life, bad things happen. But what happens next is just as important.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Fire deaths in the U.S. have fallen 90 percent over the past 100 years, a great and greatly underappreciated gain. How did it happen -- and could we ever get to zero?
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Having already amassed an eventful resume -- the Clinton White House, the Department of Justice, and Bertelsmann -- Joel I. Klein spent the past eight years at chancellor of the biggest school system in the country. So what'd he learn?
Thursday, September 30, 2010
The next chapter in the adventures of Dubner and Levitt has begun. Listen to a preview of what's to come for the fall season of Freakonomics Radio.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A new report issued by the city's transportation planners highlights where and why pedestrian accidents occur throughout the city. WNYC Senior Reporter Collin Campbell discusses the findings and what the Bloomberg administration is doing to make the city more walker-friendly.
What's the most dangerous intersection or pedestrian area you encounter? Any car/bike/walker incidents to report? Let us know!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Four out of five traffic fatalities over the last five years in New York City involved male drivers -- and a similar percentage involved private drivers, not taxis, trucks or buses.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
One person was killed Tuesday morning when a livery cab hit a bus stop in the Bronx. Six other people were injured, and three remain in critical condition.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A 350-foot bridge floated into New York harbor under the cover of night this morning. It’s the replacement span for the Willis Avenue Bridge and was built near Albany and sent down the river.
Friday, April 23, 2010
At about 40 locations around downtown Denver, you can pick up a bike, ride it somewhere else and drop it off. The "Bcycle" program began yesterday, on Earth Day. Bike sharing is a mode of community transportation that's been tried in several European cities, and will be popping up in U.S. cities this summer; Denver is the first big American trial. Nathan Heffel, producer for jazz89 KUVO, checked in on the first day of Mile-High residents trying it out.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
It was to be one of the national Stimulus package's proudest shovel-ready projects; high-speed rail lines brought to Florida and California. But a year after its announcement, both states continue to struggle with local issues of planning and economy. We're joined by Public Radio transportation reporter Collin Campbell, who tells us more about how the projects are running into trouble.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Collin Campbell, out in Denver with John Hockenberry.
In 1985, KUVO started broadcasting here. The station began, and continues today, to be the great beating heart of jazz in Denver. Its studios sit in the Five Points neighborhood, the first predominantly African-American section in Denver, and a place famous for its cultural scene since the 1930s.
In January, KUVO started airing The Takeaway. We began to hear from Denver listeners, and we've kept an eye on the local economy, the city's future and its rising political stars. This month, we planned a trip out to visit the KUVO community and to connect with the political mood at the 62nd Annual Conference on World Affairs. That's a forum that began as America was recovering from World War II, where they debated things like the Marshall Plan.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Attorneys general from 16 states are challenging the health care legislation that was signed into law by President Obama last month. They're contesting the constitutionality of the law.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Among the projects picked for federal stimulus spending, Florida's Orlando-Tampa high-speed rail route was a curious place to put $1.25 billion. After all, it's Florida, and the 90-mile route runs through counties President Obama fought over tight margins of victory and defeat. So are the voters of Polk County, smack in between Orlando and Tampa, swayed by a stop on the federally-funded transit future? Takeaway transportation reporter Collin Campbell went to find out.
Living Snow Fences? Subway Station Skylights? High-Speed Rail? It's the Federal Stimulus, One Year In: a Transportation Nation podcast
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
One year ago, the Obama Administration began pushing billions and billions of dollars out the door. The federal stimulus combines tax cuts, huge chunks of federal spending and the extension of benefits in hopes of stimulating the American economy. So how are American cities changing, and what will we remember about this massive program decades from now?