Gisele Regatao

Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News

Gisele Regatao is the Senior Editor for Culture for WNYC News, where she reports, edits and curates features, news and criticism across the creative arts and the sweeping intellectual terrain that make New York one of the most fascinating places in the universe.

Before that, she was Executive Producer in the News department for four years, overseeing a team of producers and hosts, and the local content for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Gisele came to WNYC as senior producer of the daily music talk show Soundcheck. During her four-year tenure there, the program experienced an unusual spike in the number of Brazilian guests. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Gisele has produced radio and reported stories for newspapers, magazines and websites in New York, São Paulo, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Mexico City, and also some smaller cities.

She has taught radio production at Brooklyn College, and second grade at a public elementary school in Osasco, Brazil. She was mostly proud (and only slightly concerned about her work-life balance) when her then 8 year old son asked for a radio for his next birthday.

Gisele Regatao appears in the following:

Matisse Cut-Outs, the Movie

Sunday, January 11, 2015

For those who want to avoid the crowds and lines at museums, a new series presents art exhibits as films.


The Inflammatory Art of Cartoons

Friday, January 09, 2015

Art Critic Deborah Solomon explains why the caricatures in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo can be so hard to take and how they relate to the new art show by filmmaker John Waters.

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Festival Brings Theater from Iran and Brazil

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Most plays in this year's edition of the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival come from abroad.


Fearless New York Theater to Host Reading of 'The Interview'

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Treehouse Theater on West 29th Street is doing a free reading of the comedy with Seth Rogen and James Franco about a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.


Artistic, Ambitious and Addicted

Monday, December 22, 2014

The deaths of actors Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman earlier this year linked to drugs and alcohol re-surfaced the question of why artists struggle with substance abuse.

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First the Bill, Then the Appetizer

Friday, December 19, 2014

Battling those "profit-killing no-shows," Per Se plans to make guests pre-pay starting next year. That means shelling out at least $300 before you even see a piece of bread.

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Inside a Golden Container, Talking to Tehran

Friday, December 19, 2014

Strangers in New York and Iran create connection across the continents in a new exhibit.

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Industry Fall Out After 'The Interview' Release is Cancelled

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Movie makers are up in arms over the cancellation of the comedy about a plot to assassinate the dictator of North Korea.

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Making Poetry and Pies

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Author and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson shares tips and the history of the sweet potato pie.  


Playing Designer, Inside a Carnegie Mansion

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Outside, it’s an early 20th century Carnegie mansion. Inside, there's digital wall paper and touch-screen digital tables. Introducing the new Cooper Hewitt.


A Concert with Two Pianos and 122,000 Gallons of Water

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"It’s one of the most fascinating experiences I ever had," said pianist Hélène Grimaud about the performance and installation at Park Avenue Armory.

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A Steampunk Fable About Injustice

Friday, December 12, 2014

The tale of Sacco and Vanzetti is told through multimedia wizardry and old fashioned storytelling in HERE Art Center's new production "Send for the Million Men."


Protest Photos Are the Best Art of 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

 The pictures of die-ins posted by ordinary citizens on Twitter offer a new visual language and connect with an emotional moment.

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They Were Angry, and Started a Revolution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 "She’s Beautiful When She's Angry" is a new documentary about a group of women who started the feminist movement in the United States between 1966 and 1971.

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The One Play to See Before the Year is Over

Friday, December 05, 2014

An autistic teenager, a drag queen and a girl in Rwanda who claims to see the Virgin Mary are subjects of shows not to miss, according to three critics. 


How to Hate Watch 'Peter Pan Live'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After the ratings success of "Sound of Music Live," NBC is back with Peter Pan. Featuring flying actors and new songs, there's the potential for a little more disaster this year. 

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The World's Most Peculiar Museum

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Art Basel kicks off this week in Miami Beach, and with it comes serious parties and serious buying. New York magazine's Carl Swanson is covering the event, and gives us a sneak peek. 


Navajo Jewelry, From One Family's Hands

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York highlights brothers Ray and Lee Yazzie's pieces in stone, silver and gold.


Madame Cezanne: Muse or Object?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Paul Cezanne hid his relationship with Hortense Fiquet for 17 years — but featured her in 29 paintings.

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In Defense of Straight White Men

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Playwright Young Jean Lee asks: What's a do-gooder liberal guy to do?