Karen Rouse is the New Jersey reporter for WNYC, New York Public Radio. She is proudly a Bronx-born, South Jersey-reared, first-generation-American. Rouse was a newspaper reporter for The Denver Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Bergen Record (N.J.). She has reported for NPR and The New York Times, and has won awards for coverage of public schools, issues of race, and an investigation of NJ Transit’s multi-million-dollar mistake during Hurricane Sandy. She made the leap to radio reporting in 2014. She has a B.A. from Douglass College at Rutgers University, and her M. A. from Rutgers-Newark.
Karen Rouse appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Highlights from the first debate between New Jersey gubernatorial candidates Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno.
Monday, October 02, 2017
Most candidates run to the center in a general election; Murphy and Oliver are leaning left in an unusual election year.
Friday, September 15, 2017
After eight years of Republican leadership under Governor Chris Christie, Democrats turn their attention to winning back the Statehouse.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
A willingness to preach about abortion or sexuality doesn't extend to race.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
With a just over a week to go until the September 12 primary election, Mayor de Blasio stumped at churches in Brooklyn, hoping to rally ardent supporters.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
But the GOP leader says it's not funny.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Tenants' rights groups have gathered enough signatures for a November referendum.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Newark's gentrification is slow, but longtime locals say rent increases are happening too swiftly.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Governor Andrew Cuomo may appoint all the members of the MTA's board, he maintains the financial burden of funding subway fixes lies with the city.
Monday, July 17, 2017
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will introduce a bill to stop landlords for penalizing applicants with prior evictions, but says he needs GOP support in Congress.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Senator Cory Booker is hosting a meeting in Newark this week with tenants' groups to discuss legislation to make sure blacklisting doesn't happen in the tenant screening process.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Newark's first black mayor says the riots made leading the city harder. But his successor says it woke up the city.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Riots broke out in Newark, New Jersey 50 years ago. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll, Karen Rouse and Newark resident and activist Junius Williams discuss the riots and the effect on Newark.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
In a characteristic New Jersey political episode, the free-market-loving Republican governor wanted to make a private insurance company provide more health care. And Democrats said no.
Monday, July 03, 2017
The state says that the beaches will re-open for the Fourth of July.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Many big corporations have benefited from millions in tax breaks under the Chris Administration. Under the next governor, small businesses want some help.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
With New Jersey's high property taxes, high auto insurance rates, and the highest percentage of millennials living at home, which candidates running for governor have a solution?
Monday, May 15, 2017
A political fight over the state's funding formula has left more than 500 school districts high and dry.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Sharpe James is back in the game of politics — for someone else.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
An Institute for Social Justice Report describes a Newark that's not for Newarkers.