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:
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Bedminster residents have benefited from having the Trump National Golf Club in town. Now they fear it may cost them.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Those investigating possible pay increases for New York state legislators say they would only support a raise if the legislature dealt with slew of corruption scandals in Albany.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Some experts say kids are already following Trump's lead, and that's making it difficult to train teachers on how to deal with it.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
If Hillary Clinton wins in North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, the presidential race could be over relatively early. But there are plenty of other contested races around New York.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
One county clerk calls the interest in absentee ballots unprecedented.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is cast as the boogie man in several tight suburban races.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
More voters mean less predictable outcomes, especially for incumbents.
Monday, October 03, 2016
A 40-year resident of the town says she's among those who were stuck in traffic for 4 hours back in 2013, and she's watching the trial closely.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
A legislative pay commission will decide if Albany legislators should get a raise, but they say they public isn't supporting it — and no one else is either.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Cuomo promises changes to the process of bidding on state projects.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
North Jersey Muslims are wrestling with how to keep the public from linking radical Islam to their religion, while distancing themselves from the suspect in the weekend bombings.
Monday, September 19, 2016
The tense weekend in New York and New Jersey drew attention to a number of issues brought to light by violence
Monday, September 19, 2016
Police arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami just hours after an alert went out Monday on the region's wireless emergency alert system, something that has been used only eight times since 2012.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Six candidates compete for former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's seat in the 65th legislative district, while four are vying to succeed Sen. Adriano Espaillat in Northern Manhattan.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Legislation restores a 75 percent disability benefit that had been cut in 2009, giving one young firefighter "comfort."
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Trenelle Gabay is working on creating a foundation to help children living in poverty.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The progressive mayor's administration has taken a more conservative approach to the release of police records than mayors in the past.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
They're hoping a bill that passed both houses of the legislature doesn't make it past Cuomo's desk.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
One member of the Legislative Pay Commission wants a big raise for legislators. Others say, not so fast.
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.