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:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
This week, seven House Democrats, led by Rep. Nydia Velázquez, called for a waiver of the Jones Act. But is that the problem?
Thursday, September 21, 2017
With the island's power grid knocked out, many say they've been unable to reach their loved ones.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The strategy brings together 16 city agencies providing services to young people in the LGBTQ community, including health programs, supports in schools and homeless services.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Sarah Ruhl's new play takes on issues around mortality, but is too whimsical for its own good.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Acting Brooklyn D.A. Eric Gonzalez doesn't want convictions for minor crimes to affect a person's immigration status. But two of his opponents in next week's Democratic primary disagree.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Public Works program brings people together through theater.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the MTA to undergo a 60-day review of management and its capital plan. But the agency changed course, without telling its board or the public.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Mayor de Blasio dispatched 120 emergency workers from the NYPD, FDNY and EMS to help the embattled Gulf region. Governors Cuomo and Christie also sent personnel.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A group of public school eighth-graders aiming to get into a performing arts high school just spent two weeks at Lincoln Center, getting performance tips and polish from the pros.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Master Magician Derek DelGaudio's performance is a haunting one-man show disguised as a magic act.
Friday, August 11, 2017
The lawsuit claims the Trump administration is falsely accusing immigrant teens of gang affiliations in a concerted effort to deport them.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
If there was going to be a global catastrophe and there was nothing you could do about it — even if you were to go back in time — would you still want to know?
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Lear deBessonet's wonderful "theater is for everyone" ascetic is on riotous display in the Public Theater's current Shakespeare in the Park production.
Friday, August 04, 2017
The move follows the release of video last week allegedly showing black teens being pushed out of town by police.
Friday, August 04, 2017
NYC Well has received thousands more calls than planners anticipated. First Lady Chirlane McCray says that shows the program is meeting an important need.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Derailments, track fires, power outages and increasing delays. But the new Chairman of the MTA has a plan, if the city will help.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
A play about how young men who are African American have the deck stacked against them.
Friday, June 30, 2017
As the U.S. prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, some are also celebrating their first Independence Day as American citizens.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The MTA says don't do it. But increasing service problems have passengers taking to the tracks.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
We get to see it all, from the costume shop to the rehearsal room.