Karen Rouse is a Bronx-born, South Jersey-reared, first-generation-American journalist who covers state government for New York Public Radio.
Rouse has been a newspaper reporter for The Denver Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Bergen Record (N.J.). She has won awards for coverage of charter school funding, issues of race, and an investigation of NJ Transit’s mishandling of rail equipment during Hurricane Sandy.
She earned her B.A. from Douglass College at Rutgers University, and her M. A. from Rutgers-Newark.
Karen Rouse appears in the following:
Thursday, July 14, 2016
In a year of unusual turmoil, rookie Assemblywoman Diana Richardson is learning how to navigate Albany as she fights for Brooklyn.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
The 2016 Pride March in New York City combined celebration with memorializing after the recent shooting deaths at a gay club in Florida. Gun control was top of mind for many.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The 2016 legislative session ended much like it started — without clear focus.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The governor and legislative leaders have shown little interest in cleaning up corruption in Albany, but lots of enthusiasm for addressing less controversial issues.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The database would provide background check information on potential gun buyers, but has yet to be developed amid resistance from pro-gun groups.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
A legislator's comments about abortion rates in the black community sparked vitriolic debate in the Assembly.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Republicans say multiple investigations of the mayor, and failing schools, are reasons to keep de Blasio on a short leash.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Fundraising is a bipartisan affair. Everybody's doing it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Real ethics reform, or a red herring?
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Former state senator falls from grace, and drags his family with him.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The mayor is urging state lawmakers to renew the 2002 policy giving him control of city schools.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
As the former speaker was handed a 12-year sentence, his former colleagues in the assembly were focused on anything but ethics bills.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Democrat was once one of the most powerful politicians in New York State.
Monday, May 02, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio wants seven more years of control over city schools, but he needs to get approval from the very legislators he's accused of illegally trying to oust.
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.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
WNYC reporters discuss the GOP field as New York's primary nears.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
There was a festive atmosphere, as Trump piñatas bobbed in the air.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Trump may be the front-runner in the GOP race, but many NY Republicans don't want to talk about him.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Government watchdog says Cuomo's bargaining power wanes after budget negotiations end.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Assembly Democrats push a progressive agenda, while Senate Republicans fight for tax relief for middle income earners.