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:
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.
Monday, April 10, 2017
The city funds 31 non-profit agencies to serve the homeless, but there is no cohesive strategy to help the homeless.
Monday, March 20, 2017
A former prosecutor tells the New Jersey state legislature that a corruption case was quashed, he was fired, and taxpayers footed a $5 million bill to make it all go away.
Monday, March 20, 2017
As part of a federal consent decree, officials are gathering input from Newark residents about what they think of the police.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy has been sending mailers portraying his opponent as a shady character.
Monday, March 06, 2017
When tenants go to court, they find a chaotic system that leaves them confused, and gives the lawyers of their landlords an advantage.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The New Jersey governor says some schools are ripping off the state, while others are getting ripped off.