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:
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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The legislative session is due to end tonight. WNYC's Albany reporter Karen Rouse and Capital New York's Albany bureau chief Jimmy Vielkind discuss the issues still to be decided.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The governor and the mayor joined forces with organized labor at separate events in New York City Thursday as legislators met in Albany with only four days left in the session.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
On the heels of the suicide of former Rikers inmate Kalief Browder, state lawmakers seek agreement on a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Three local reporters discuss the latest in New York City and New York State politics.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Mayor de Blasio appeared on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show to defend his crime policy and pressure Albany to strengthen rent protections for city residents.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
In the final two weeks of the state legislative session, the governor's leadership is being tested while the mayor's agenda hangs in the balance.