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:

Do You Like the Met's New Fountains? How About Their Politics?

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum has two new fountains, but some people don't like that they are named after David H. Koch.

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The Drawings of One of New York’s Original 'Mad Men'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Illustrator Mac Conner's artworks are at the Museum of the City of New York.

Comments [2]

High Heels: The Art and History of Objects of Desire and Torture

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the high-heeled shoe's enduring place in the popular imagination.


It's Not Only a Play — It Has a Movie Star

Friday, September 12, 2014

Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman and Mia Farrow are just a few of the big stars appearing on Broadway this season. And that's not counting the star-studded "It's Only a Play."


Brooklyn Museum Director Steps Down

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alan Lehman dropped the word "art" from the museum's name and brought to NYC a painting of the Virgin Mary decorated with elephant dung. Now he's retiring.


Don't Call It Dance. It's 'Pop-Action'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Choreographer Elizabeth Streb is the subject of the new documentary Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity.


A Chicago Tower Twisted, Inside a Gallery

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Polish artist Monika Sosnowska's "Tower" comments on the Lake Shore Drive apartments in Chicago.

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Masters and High Heels: It's the Fall Art Season

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon offers a preview of the shows she's anticipating — and the one she is dreading.


It Takes Some 'Next-Level' Theatrics to Stand Out at Fashion Week

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Crazy clothes don't do it anymore. The traditional fashion event is now seeing star-studded performances and elaborate architecture as designers try to widen their audience.


Token, Bagel, Dust: The 101 Objects That Make NYC

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new book and exhibit highlight some of the objects that define the history of New York City.

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The History of Blacks in Photos, Before Michael Brown

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The #iftheygunnedmedown hashtag is the latest example of concern over how African Americans have been portrayed — or not — in photography.


Spike Lee Hosts a Party for King of Pop in Brooklyn

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Expect white socks, fedora hats and single-handed-gloves this Sunday in Brooklyn.

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In an Era of Selfies, Is Straight Photography Art?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Garry Winogrand's retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum reminds us of the virtues of the style known as "straight photography."

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Free Dance in Front of the Hudson

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Thirteen professional dance companies perform through sunset at the New York Harbor.


The Man who Put Prostitutes and Hiroshima in Hong Kong Movies

Saturday, August 16, 2014

In Hong Kong in the 1960's, Patrick Lung Kong broke new ground with movies about prison breaks, prostitutes and nuclear war. A retrospective in New York pays tribute to him.


250 Years' Worth of Bras and Panties

Saturday, August 16, 2014

"Exposed: A History of Lingerie" at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology looks at what women have worn — and now wear — under their clothes.


Technology, Flowers and Manga

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Japanese art collective that works with digital technology is having its first U.S. exhibition. Called "Ultra Subjective Space," it shows how the collective turns ancient stories and animation into art.


Upper East Side Moms and Penguins: It Must Be the Fringe Festival

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The New York International Fringe Festival presents about 200 plays on almost anything one can imagine.


Downward Dining Dogs

Sunday, August 10, 2014

During the dog days of summer, dine with your dog.

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High Tech Artists at a Low Tech Venue

Saturday, August 09, 2014


An isolated Governors Island's house is being populated by digital art and other inventions.