Lee Hernandez

Lee Hernandez is Morning Edition producer at WNYC.

Lee Hernandez appears in the following:

Mayor La Guardia on How to Fit That Big Turkey in Your Little Oven

Thursday, November 26, 2015

With turkeys in 1945 coming in a little bigger than normal, the mayor took to WNYC's airwaves to make sure New Yorkers knew how to handle a big bird.


Life Before Alternate Side Parking Regulations Was Disgusting

Thursday, November 12, 2015

If you want to feel less annoyed about moving your car at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday, listen to this. 

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Lawmaker Who Crafted Protections for Nail Salon Workers Now Opposes Them

Monday, November 09, 2015

The New York Times reports that after receiving tens of thousands in political donations, Assemblyman Ron Kim of Queens changed his position on the regulations he helped create.

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Hear the Sweet Sound of a Mets World Series Victory

Thursday, October 29, 2015

As the Mets vie for another title, we travel back to 1969 and the team's first championship. WNYC interrupted a U.N. session to broadcast the team's reception at City Hall.


Defending Brooklyn Before Brooklyn Was Cool

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Before Brooklyn was a global brand synonymous with cool, people didn't think much of the borough. But in 1948, WNYC spoke with one Brooklynite who was trying to change that perception.

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Mets Return to Playoffs for First Time Since '06

Friday, October 09, 2015

The team begins their quest to bring a World Series trophy to Queens for the first time in nearly 30 years.


CC Sabathia Heads to Rehab While Yankees Head to Playoffs

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

On the eve of the Yankees Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Astros, pitcher CC Sabathia announced he is entering alcohol rehab.


Inmates at State Prison Accuse Guard of Brutal Treatment

Friday, October 02, 2015

Inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility are accusing a guard of waging a campaign of retribution against them after two convicted murderers escaped from the prison.


NYPD to Unveil New Use of Force Guidelines

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The new rules will reportedly require officers to detail detail every instance in which force is used, not only in an arrest but in other encounters with the public as well.

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From Puppet Masters to Playwrights, Ten Outstanding New Yorkers Win 'Genius Grants'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The prize, which comes with a $625,000 no-strings-attached award, went to a wide range of recipients, including the creator of 'Hamilton' and a wastewater engineer.


Mayor de Blasio Says Pope Francis 'Raises the Bar'

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mayor de Blasio spoke with WNYC this morning about the significance of Pope Francis' message for New York City. The mayor will spend much of today with the pope.


Be it Frightful or Delightful, Here's How the Weather Affects Four New Yorkers

Monday, August 31, 2015

The forecast can mean a great many things to different people. We spoke to four New Yorkers about what the weather means for their daily lives and how they make a living.

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Woman in Iconic 9/11 Photo Dies

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The dramatic photo of Marcy Borders, dubbed 'Dust Lady', became one of the enduring images of the terrorist attacks.

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Inmate Beaten to Death at Fishkill Prison in Beacon

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Samuel Harrell, who suffered from bipolar disorder, was repeatedly punched and kicked by as many as 20 corrections officers, according to a New York Times investigation.


The Hits Keep Coming: More Delays for NJ Transit Riders

Friday, July 24, 2015

For the fourth day this week, some NJ Transit riders moving in and out of Penn Station are experiencing lengthy delays due to power problems.

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Deeper Issues Behind This Week's NJ Transit Delays

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Problems with Amtrak's overhead wires caused big headaches for riders this week. But the larger issue is the consequence of years of underinvestment in the rail system.

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Sesame Street Says Goodbye to Longtime Resident

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Sonia Manzano, who played the shop owner "Maria", is retiring after 44 years on the program.


Weather For the People

Thursday, June 25, 2015

WNYC is looking for people to help cover the weather in a way that goes beyond degrees and gets to the practical side of how weather affects every aspect of our lives.

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Amtrak Engineer Not On Phone At Time of Crash

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Investigators say the engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his phone just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month.


Feds Investigating Correction Union President

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A subpoena obtained by the New York Times reveals a tangled web of power and money surrounding Norman Seabrook, head of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association.