Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman joined WNYC in December 2007 as the transportation and economic development reporter. He covered repeated financial crises at the MTA, the most severe transit cuts in decades, as well as the impact of the recession on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn and the World Trade Center redevelopment in Lower Manhattan. Since 2010, Schuerman has been an editor in the WNYC newsroom. In addition, he has recently reported a number of Sandy-related stories.

Schuerman came to radio from The New York Observer, where he also covered economic development. Earlier, he was an associate editor at Worth Magazine, and free-lanced for The Village Voice, Fortune, City Limits, and other publications.

Schuerman has been a fan of WNYC since the mid-1990s, when he was working as a reporter at The Day, a daily newspaper in New London, Conn. Though 100 miles away from New York, he could get Brian Lehrer and Leonard Lopate on his car radio while driving along Interstate 95 on his daily rounds, thanks to how the AM signal travels over the Long Island Sound.

A native of Chicago, Schuerman graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude. He received a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

UVA Freshmen Prepare for College, With Charlottesville in Spotlight

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

First-year college students heading to the University of Virginia have mixed feelings after the weekend's unrest in Charlottesville.


Rogue Bike Share Company Plans to Launch in the Rockaways

Friday, August 11, 2017

The company dock-less bike share company Spin has been served with a cease-and-desist letter from the city, days before it is to start operations in the Rockaways.


From 'Duck and Cover' to 'Locked and Loaded': Cold War-Style Tensions Return

Friday, August 11, 2017

On the bright side: North Korea likely only has a 10- or 12-kiloton bomb.


This Week in Politics: An Affordable Housing Fight Gets Political

Saturday, August 05, 2017

When the mayor doesn't show up for your town hall … what’s plan B? An actor in a de Blasio mask, of course.


In Baltimore, 'Step Is Life'

Friday, August 04, 2017

The documentary “Step” follows three Baltimore high school seniors who struggle to propel themselves into college and a better future.


Despite Strong Lead, De Blasio Qualifies for Matching Funds

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The city Campaign Finance Board has agreed to give Mayor Bill de Blasio $2.6 million dollars in public matching funds for his re-election campaign.


Newark Tenants Try to Tighten Rent Control as Downtown Booms

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Newark's gentrification is slow, but longtime locals say rent increases are happening too swiftly.

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This Week in Politics: The Mayor, the Governor and the Subway

Saturday, July 29, 2017

With Mayor de Blasio fighting a demand to pitch in more for the MTA, mayoral opponents see an opening.

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Democrats Focus on Economic Issues to Rebuild After Election Losses

Monday, July 24, 2017

Maybe New York City and rural Virginia aren't that different after all.


"Blacklisted" Tenants Rally Behind Proposed Federal Legislation

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.

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New York Democrats Tell ICE: Stay Away from Human Trafficking Courts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ten New York Democratic members of congress have sent a letter to ICE asking them to review their policy on sending officers to human trafficking court.


Hey Buddy, Wanna Buy a Bridge Explosion?

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Kosciuszko Bridge won't be coming down next week, as numerous events pages on Facebook have advertised.

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Girlfriend Tried Desperately to Stop Man from Killing Cop

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The girlfriend of Alexander Bonds, the man who fatally shot an NYPD officer in the Bronx early Wednesday, called 911 in the hours before the murder, and tried to stay with him.

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Hudson River Tunnel Project Gets a New, Higher Price Tag: $13 Billion

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Officials say no they're counting the cost of rehabbing the existing tunnel, damaged by Sandy.

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Seeing More Homeless? It's Not an Illusion.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The number of homeless people living on the city’s streets increased by 40 percent according to an annual survey.  

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New Jersey Shuts Down Beaches and Fun as Holiday Weekend Begins

Monday, July 03, 2017

Beaches and parks lie empty as Gov. Christie and the state Assembly play chicken over the budget.

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Immigrant 'Representative' Loses Accreditation

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A WNYC/Telemundo investigation found Carlos Davila promised immigrants too much, and hid a criminal past.


In 13th Hour Deal, De Blasio Gets 2 More Years With Direct Control Over Schools

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The kitchen sink bill gives something for everyone, including a bridge named after the governor's father.


And Then There Was One (Republican Mayoral Candidate)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

After a poor debate performance, real estate executive Paul Massey drops out.

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Biking + Pollution = ?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Scientists at Columbia University are trying to measure the "dose" of air pollution cyclists inhale when they bike on New York City streets. And they want YOU to help.  

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