Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin is a reporter at WNYC covering economic development.

Before joining WNYC, she was a reporter for American Public Media's Marketplace.  Janet has also worked as a producer and guest host on APM's The Story.  She's reported on many stories for various NPR programs.  Janet was a Gerald Loeb Awards finalist for her reporting on merchant power plants

Her business reporting at WNYC earned Janet a Front Page award for specialized reporting from the Newswomen's Club of New York.

Janet Babin appears in the following:

Is Donald Trump Saving NYC Millions, or Making Millions Off Taxpayers?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The candidate says he saved taxpayers millions when he stepped in to help city projects; records show he's making millions off them.

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Game Throws Science at Donald Trump

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Finnish entrepreneur fed up with Donald Trump's tweets denying climate change created a game where users can throw books and globes at him.


Donald Trump Courts Hindus, Indians in New Jersey

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Most polls show Indians will not vote for Donald Trump, but one of his big money supporters is an immigrant from India and is trying to change that.


Trump Tax Report Raises Questions in Real Estate, Casino Circles

Monday, October 03, 2016

A New York Times report on Trump's 1995 tax return found he might not have paid taxes, yet he still passed muster with New Jersey regulators.

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New Citizens Want to Vote for Clinton

Friday, September 16, 2016

The new citizens came from 53 countries — and many said they decided to apply for citizenship in order to vote in the November Presidential election.


Donald Trump's Mysterious Personal Debt

Friday, September 16, 2016

No Citibank. No JPMorgan Chase. Most of Trump's personal creditors are obscure private banks and hedge funds. 

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How Neighborhood Policing Is Working in Washington Heights

Friday, August 05, 2016

It's one of the first precincts to adopt a neighborhood policing strategy that incoming NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill championed. But it has its detractors.


Bratton's Replacement Is a Community Policing Veteran

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The NYPD's new commissioner, James O'Neill, will have to balance community policing strategy with the needs of communities of color.

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Donald Trump Told Paying Students the Housing Bubble Didn't Exist

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Trump said he predicted the housing bubble, but told his business students that the market would not take a big hit.


Why Trump and Clinton Will Visit New York on the Campaign Trail

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Strategists say each Presidential campaign event is like a calculated chess move.


A President Donald Trump Could Run His Businesses in Office

Friday, June 17, 2016

Conflict of interest rules that other government employees must follow, don't apply to the President.

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Clinton Campaigns in Newark Ahead of NJ Primary

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Clinton didn't mention her challenger in the primary, instead focusing on the presumed Republican nominee.

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Donald Trump, Women and the Class Divide

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The macho candidate that women love and hate.

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Hudson Yards Still Costing Taxpayers More Than Projected

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The massive redevelopment used a new finance model. The IBO says it's working, but it's costing taxpayers more than expected in interest payments.


A Blitz of Campaigning Ahead of New York Primary

Monday, April 18, 2016

The presidential candidates and their surrogates are fanning out across the region as voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday.

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Republican Candidates Prepare for Their New York Moment

Sunday, April 17, 2016

WNYC reporters discuss the GOP field as New York's primary nears.


Trump's Deal-Making Confidence, From 1989 to Now

Friday, April 15, 2016

Donald Trump once boasted that he'd make a great negotiator with the Soviet Union because "it would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles."

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The Donald Trump New Yorkers Know Best

Thursday, April 14, 2016

To the rest of the world, he may be a television celebrity. But New Yorkers know him as a homegrown dealmaker.

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Trump Fires Up 'Hometown' Crowd — and Protesters — on Long Island

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

At a rally in Bethpage, the GOP presidential contender  — and Queens native  — said "it's good to be home," ahead of New York's April 19th primary.

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What Donald Trump's Four Bankruptcies Say About the Deal Maker

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Donald Trump said his company bankruptcies didn't harm anyone, but some creditors lost millions on those deals.

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