Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the neighborhood beat. She also reports 'Reset', an ongoing series documenting police-community relations in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

She has worked at WNYC Radio since 2001 and has been a reporter in the newsroom since 2006.

Kathleen won a first place award from the Associated Press for her feature story on the lives of food delivery workers in 2005 and a National Headliner Award for a 2009 story on a Brooklyn Marine killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Her reporting has also aired nationally and internationally on NPR, PRI and the BBC.

Her book Relationship Obits: The Final Resting Place for Love Gone Wrong, was published in 2009.

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Memorials Bloom at Homes of Slain Officers

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A steady stream of mourners are paying respects to the families of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.


Bed-Stuy Mourns Slain Officers

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Residents gather to memorialize Officers Liu and Ramos, and some worry about what comes next.


Two NYPD Officers Shot and Killed In Brooklyn

Saturday, December 20, 2014

An armed man walked up to two officers inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide.

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A Parole Office Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 15, 2014

All of the 6,072 people on parole in Brooklyn will soon be checking in with their parole officers at a new facility on the Gowanus Canal. Opponents hope a lawsuit will block the plan.

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Planning a Funeral for Akai Gurley

Friday, December 05, 2014

 A funeral for an unarmed man who was shot by an officer on patrol in a housing development stairwell is scheduled for Saturday as protests against police use of force continue.


In Staten Island, Reactions to Garner Decision Are Divided By Race and Neighborhood

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Emotions were raw in Tompkinsville at the site of Eric Garner's arrest; but in officer Pantaleo's neighborhood on the other side of the island, residents defended the police.

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Officials Promise Brooklyn Housing Court Will Finally Move

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

After decades of crowded, substandard conditions at the court, the de Blasio administration say they've found a new site nearby in downtown Brooklyn.

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Crowds Lure Protesters on Black Friday

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday drew shoppers looking for deals and protesters seeking support for their cause.


In Aftermath of Ferguson Decision, NYC Turns Attention to Garner Case

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

As the nation absorbs a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot teenager Michael Brown, New York's attention now turns to the case of Eric Garner.


NYPD Calls Shooting Death of Unarmed Man 'Unfortunate Tragedy'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York Housing complex Thursday night was likely an accident.


A Guide to NYC's New Pot Policy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sure a citation is better than being cuffed, but possession of a "controlled substance" still comes with penalties.    

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After Years of Delays, Sunset Park Residents Celebrate New Waterfront Park

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Sunset Park waterfront was once a dumping ground for local industry. But now it's now home to a 23-acre park with a bicycle path, tidal ponds and sports fields. 


Death By Trendy: Greenpoint's MTZ Electronics

Monday, October 20, 2014

A repair shop operating for more than two decades is closing. The high price of real estate and New Yorkers' insatiable lust for the newest gadget has squeezed out MTZ Electronics.

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Students of Color Say Unequal Treatment Common in Park Slope

Friday, October 10, 2014

At a packed town hall meeting on Friday night, teens and residents of Park Slope, Brooklyn, discussed the unequal treatment of non-white students by police.

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Reaching Out to Kids To Improve Relationships with Police

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A "conversation" on police-community relations in Bedford-Stuyvesant was mostly constrained to questions on note-cards. 

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Spotlight on Safety in Public Housing

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A summer safety program at Bed-Stuy's Tompkins Houses shows just how tough crime-fighting can be. Fifteen housing projects account for almost 20 percent of all violent crime in the city.


NYPD Culture Shift Is Goal of New Training

Monday, September 08, 2014

The plan to re-train the entire city police-force will cost about $25 million and begin this fall. The effort is the NYPD’s response to Eric Garner's death in police custody in July.


Bratton: NYPD Officers Will Wear Body Cameras this Fall

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The NYPD commissioner thinks body cameras will become standard police equipment, like a bulletproof vest or radio. 

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Police Officers Rarely Disciplined by NYPD for Misconduct

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

After the death of Eric Garner in police custody, a review board said the NYPD took little or no disciplinary action in 10 chokehold cases.

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How Far Have We Come a Year After Stop and Frisk Ruling?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


One year ago, a federal judge ruled that the New York City Police Department regularly violated the constitutional rights of minorities through its misuse of stop and frisk.