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Jennifer Vanasco

Jennifer Vanasco is a News Editor at WNYC where she edits the newscast for air and web and is the newsroom's theater critic.

She previously was the Minority Reports columnist for Columbia Journalism Review, where she analyzed how the mainstream media covered social minorities, and the editor in chief of MTV's LGBT news and politics website 365gay.com. Her nationally-syndicated, weekly newspaper column Common Life ran w for 14 years and won the Peter Lisagor Award for opinion writing from the Society of Professional Journalists three times. She was a full-time theater critic in Chicago and taught journalism for 10 years at the University of Chicago's Graham School. You can follow her on Twitter @JenniferVanasco

Jennifer Vanasco appears in the following:

Old Leaky Pipes Making New Jersey's Water Less Safe, and Less Affordable

Friday, December 02, 2016

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Money remains an obstacle, as officials from water utilities, engineering firms, and local government meet to address the threat to water systems across state.

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The Rhythms of Harlem Come to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Children and teens from across New York City will join floats and balloons during the annual kick-off to the holiday season.

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Review: 'Last Black Man' Is a Stylized Paean to Black Lives Matter

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Suzan-Lori Parks' play may have been written in 1990, but it's still relevant today.

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Review: Thrilling 'Great Comet' Lights Up Broadway

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway musical praised for its immersive experience makes a successful move to Broadway, and now stars singer Josh Groban.

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Schneiderman Urges Law Enforcement to Act Swiftly on Hate Crimes

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says there's a recent uptick in bias crimes.

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Lincoln Center Appoints New President

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Debora Spar, President of Barnard College, will become the first woman to lead the performing arts center, starting in March 2017.

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New York's Strongest Are First to Back de Blasio's Reelection

Monday, November 14, 2016

The union representing uniformed sanitation workers is throwing its support behind Mayor de Blasio's 2017 reelection bid.

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After Thanksgiving Day Threat, Police Keep an Eye on Rental Trucks

Monday, November 14, 2016

Law enforcement is on the alert for a Nice-style attack

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Protesters Oppose Schumer for Senate Minority Leader

Monday, November 14, 2016

The arrests are an early sign of the intra-party fight Sen. Chuck Schumer faces.

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Family of Bronx Man Killed by Police Meets with Investigators

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The two sisters of a 49-year-old Bronx man who died after being tasered by police told investigators their brother wasn't violent or disturbed. 

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NYC Board of Elections Navigates Problems at the Polls

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

It was a bumpy ride for voters on Tuesday. 

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Carlos Jones Voted: Did You?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

After three decades in and out of the criminal justice system, this 51-year-old exercised his franchise for the first time today. 

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Election Day Road Closures in Midtown

Monday, November 07, 2016

Both presidential candidates are hosting Election Night parties in Manhattan — here's which streets will be blocked off.

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How to Be a Better (NYC) Voter

Monday, November 07, 2016

Know who you're voting for beforehand. Try to vote during midday if you can. Be friendly. Here's your guide to helping the line at the polls move faster for you and everyone else.

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The Young People Who Wish They Were Old Enough to Vote

Monday, November 07, 2016

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Some high school-age students are too young to vote in the presidential election. Here's why some in the Bronx wish they could. 

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Review: 'Sweat' Is the New American Play We Need Right Now

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's play explores what happens to group of factory workers and their friendship when the factory closes.

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One Police Officer Killed, One Wounded in Shootout with Suspect in the Bronx

Friday, November 04, 2016

Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo was a 19-year-veteran of the NYPD. At an emotional news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio offered his condolences.

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Presidential Campaign Is a Nail-biter, and New Yorkers are Worried

Friday, November 04, 2016

New Yorkers say they're anxious about the campagin. Some channel that energy into volunteering for their candidate.

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Why Wait? Hundreds of Thousands Already Voting in New Jersey

Thursday, November 03, 2016

One county clerk calls the interest in absentee ballots unprecedented.

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In Newark, Popular Way to Keep Children From Drinking Lead in School Fountains Falls Short

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The U.S. EPA recommends schools flush their drinking fountains each morning to reduce lead risk. But a WNYC investigation asks: How can we be sure they do? 

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