Karen Rouse is a Bronx-born, South Jersey-reared, first-generation American journalist who covers state government and politics for WNYC.
Prior to that Rouse was a 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 is a graduate of Rutgers University, earning her B.A. from Douglass College, and her M. A. from Rutgers-Newark.
Karen Rouse appears in the following:
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Prosecutors say the son exploited his father's position as the highest-ranking state senator to personally enrich himself.
Friday, November 20, 2015
One of New York City's most powerful real estate executives telling jurors he feared the senator would retaliate if he didn't meet Adam Skelos' demands.
Friday, November 20, 2015
If federal prosecutors have their way, friends with benefits will be a thing of the past in Albany.
Monday, November 16, 2015
The Republican senator from Long Island and his son Adam Skelos face extortion and bribery charges.
Friday, November 06, 2015
From jury selection to the first witnesses — what happened.
Monday, November 02, 2015
A third of State Assembly members get into office without a primary election.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Most know Bernie Sanders as a senator from Vermont, but he grew up in Midwood, Brooklyn, and his family's financial struggles during his youth have influenced his campaign message today.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Booker is the only senator from NY and NJ who has yet to take a side on the President's Iran deal. See where other lawmakers stand on the much-debated nuclear agreement.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
With the price under $2 a gallon at some pumps, it may be time for a road trip in the Garden State.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Harlem officials want the same amount of attention that the Crossroads of the World is getting for its nuisance complaints.
Monday, August 24, 2015
A long-overdue project for thousands of residents who have endured water leaks for years.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
A local group of activists plans to rally on the 23rd of every month - to call attention to the 23 hours a day some inmates spend in solitary confinement.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new mandate also includes regulations for cooling towers.
Monday, August 03, 2015
With a lackluster legislative session behind him, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using the levers of executive power to mend fences and tend to his base.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Gwen Carr enjoys a day as a regular person after an unusually painful year.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A good government group takes to the courts after an attempt to change the law fails.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The appointment of Attorney General Schneiderman represents a bittersweet victory for families of New Yorkers killed by police.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's prepared to sign an executive order giving the state's Attorney General the power to investigate deaths at the hands of police.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
But one of Cuomo's picks sails through.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
As state lawmakers wrap up business in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not backing down on his criticism of Mayor Bill de Blasio.