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:

Broadway to Brazilians: Put Theater on Your Shopping List

Friday, June 26, 2015

Over 90 percent of the almost 1 million tourists from Brazil who come to New York every year come here to shop. Some theater producers are trying to change that.  

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A 'Tempest' Without Thunder

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Not even the enchanted setting of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park can make this production stormy or passionate.


New York, the Folk Music Center of the World

Friday, June 19, 2015

Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" mentions wheat fields and dust clouds rolling — but it was written right here in New York City in 1940. 


Baldwin as a Rock and Roll Figure

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A new musical is inspired by James Baldwin, who fled to Europe to escape prejudice in the United States.


Picasso's Ballet Curtain Now On Display

Friday, May 29, 2015

The piece that hung like a tapestry for 55 years at the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram Building is now at the New York Historical Society.


Pirate Queens Singing Shanties in Red Hook

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A show about pirates. Performed on the water, and it's spring. What's not to like?


Brooklyn Museum Names New Director

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Creative Time's Anne Pasternak is the woman behind the Domino Sugar Factory sphinx.

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The Future Looks Shiny, Big and Expensive

Monday, May 18, 2015

"By building something so remarkable and extravagant, the question is, do you price out the very people you want to include?”

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A Sailboat and Free Ice Cream in Central Park. It's Art

Friday, May 15, 2015

"Drifting in Daylight" from Creative Time features eight free, participatory artworks in the northern part of the park.


It's Brooklyn, 2015. Do We Still Need a Museum?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

"“I just had this crazy idea, why there isn’t a place where we can all be together?” said Dustin Yellin, founder of Pioneer Works, a non-traditional art space.  


Remember Print Magazines? Here's a New One

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A New York art critic is launching Even, featuring essays, reviews and interviews.


A Poet with a Pulitzer in Bed-Stuy

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Pulitzer board described Gregory Pardlo's work as "clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st century America." 


'It’s the Loneliest Job in the Planet'

Monday, May 11, 2015

As the Brooklyn Museum is looking for a new leader, we explore what museum directors do, and what we expect from them.

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Chinese Fashion Takes Over the Met

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A new show features Chinese-inspired gowns by designers like Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Guo Pei, who created that yellow dress for Rihanna.


Rooting for the Devilish Chita Rivera

Saturday, May 09, 2015

 At 82, the actress can command an audience with a tilt of her head, and get us to root for greed and revenge.


Seeking Museum Leader: Must Love Brooklyn, Not Manhattan

Thursday, May 07, 2015

"The love child of Bjork and Seinfeld" should be the next director of the Brooklyn Museum, said comedian Negin Farsad. "That would get the craziest, funniest stuff."

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Being Young and Muslim After 9/11

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A theater documentary explores the personal experiences of five Muslim New Yorkers.


A Girls Designers Club

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Museum of Arts and Design presents an exhibit dedicated to female artists from the 1950s until today. 


'Grounded' Takes Flight at the Public

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Anne Hathaway portrays a drone pilot in this one-woman show directed by Julie Taymor.


In the Living Room with a Gay Dad and a Lesbian Daughter

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Fun Home" transforms cartoonist Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir into an affecting, yet buoyant, chamber musical.