Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC and is the host of "The Season."
He was born and raised in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. He attended Stuyvesant High School and Wesleyan University, and has also worked as a producer at WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, a producer at NPR's All Things Considered, a reporter at Radio MultiKulti (sadly now defunct) in Berlin, Germany, and Radio Prague, in the Czech Republic.
Ilya Marritz appears in the following:
Thursday, January 21, 2016
New York and New Jersey saw strong job growth last year.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
On Wednesday, the New York Times' restaurant critic Pete Wells downgraded Thomas Keller's Per Se from four stars to two, shocking some, surprising many, and delighting others.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
People found lots of uses for city-issued ID in the card's first year of existence.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
New York restaurant owners have to pay their workers more starting Dec. 31.
Friday, December 11, 2015
For foreign students from the Muslim world, recent news events in America offer a lot of fodder for conversation with friends and family at home.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
New York gun owners deal with some of the nation's strictest firearms laws, and some say they're okay with that.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Some college football teams play to sold-out crowds in colossal stadiums. Then there's the Columbia University Lions, a squad that lost every game for two years straight. This fall, a new coach has been trying to help the Lions start winning again.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
With all ten games of the 2015 season behind them, there's just one question left for the Columbia Lions: Was this year a turnaround?
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Columbia University Marching Band is loud, irreverent, and not all that great at music. They're also the only students in the stands for every single football game the Lions play.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Lions are quick to tell you that they don't believe in "moral victories." In football you either win or lose, with no gray area in between. But it's not so simple in real life.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Everybody knows football is a tough, violent sport. The game has gotten safer, but it still poses big, long-term risks for the young men who play it.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Columbia Lions need "mental toughness" if they're going to turn their record around. But what does that even mean?
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Everything's been building to this: Al Bagnoli's new team, the Columbia Lions, face Al Bagnoli's old team, the University of Pennsylvania Quakers.
Monday, October 19, 2015
In the new WNYC podcast The Season, host Ilya Marritz and producer Matt Collette have tracked the Columbia football team as it started the season on a 21-game losing streak.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Ilya Marritz and Matt Collette discuss their new WNYC podcast, "The Season," chronicling one season of Columbia University's football team, which has not won a game in 2 years.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
We won’t be coy about this — Columbia football won last Saturday, snapping a 24-game losing streak. It’s not surprising some champagne was sprayed afterwards.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Pretty much everyone at Columbia knows their football team's dismal record, but few are actually rooting for a win. The Lions need some fans.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Seen as a holy grail for some developing neighborhoods, the grocery chain is having problems with its high-end identity.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Columbia football has an unwritten rule: no bragging about past glory. For former coach Bill Campbell, any past glory has been in his business career. Can he help the team win now?
Thursday, September 24, 2015
With a losing streak of 22 games, a breath of fresh air is exactly what the Columbia University Lions need. They've found inspiration in their "miracle worker" of a new coach, Al Bagnoli.