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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:

As Temperatures Climb, the Elderly, Frail and Poor Are Put at Risk

Thursday, August 18, 2016

"The fan ain’t doing no good, at all,” says one 69-year-old admitted for heat exhaustion.

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The Man Who (Un)Dressed Marilyn Monroe

Friday, August 12, 2016

In "Women He's Undressed," director Gillian Armstrong looks at the Hollywood fashion designer Orry-Kelly and the secrets he kept.

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After Naming 92 Species, Taxonomist Says, 'I Want to Know Them All'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

He says giving living things names isn't about Latin; it's about appreciating biological diversity. 

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'Numbskull' Decision Stalls Hundreds of New Jersey Transportation Projects

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's been a month since Gov. Chris Christie ordered the shutdown of hundreds of transportation projects across the state, frustrating drivers, workers and small-town leaders alike.

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Drones Swarm Governors Island

Friday, August 05, 2016

It's like riding a motorcycle, but safer, says one participant.

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How Neighborhood Policing Is Working in Washington Heights

Friday, August 05, 2016

It's one of the first precincts to adopt a neighborhood policing strategy that incoming NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill championed. But it has its detractors.

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In Albany, Pay Raises Are a Political Bomb—And Now It's Going Off

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

One member of the Legislative Pay Commission wants a big raise for legislators. Others say, not so fast.

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Protesters 'Occupy' City Park, This Time Over Police Practices

Monday, August 01, 2016

A protest in City Hall Park marry the aims of the Black Lives Matter movement and recall the tactics of Occupy Wall Street.

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Without AC, Public Housing Residents Swelter Through the Summer

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Almost 90 percent of New Yorkers have air conditioning in their homes, but less than half of public housing apartments do. And those units don't cool down, even overnight.

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Eavesdropping on Ocean Giants

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A new oceanic listening device is shedding light on whales off the coast of New York.

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You Think the Port Authority's Ready to Build a New Bus Terminal? Not so fast.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Everyone agrees the aging facility needs to be replaced. It's the how — and where — that's proving to be the problem.
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The City's Slimiest, Slowest Landscapers

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Earthworms are changing the varieties of trees growing in New York City parks. 

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How Hot Is Harlem?

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

This summer, WNYC and its partners are measuring heat and humidity in un-air-conditioned apartments in Upper Manhattan. It's not about the weather. It's about public health. 

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More Rules, Little Transparency, in City's Patrolling of Toxic Schools

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

After toxic fumes were discovered at a Bronx school five years ago, the Department of Education promised to never again expose students to contaminated air.
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July 4th Weekend Brings Softballers from Around the Americas to Harlem

Sunday, July 03, 2016

A local park plays home to an international tournament, drawing ringers from Miami, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.

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Tiny Creature, Mighty Sting

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Pacific jellyfish never before spotted in New Jersey is suddenly turning up on the Jersey Shore this summer.

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213 Breakdowns and Counting: NJ Transit's Tale of Woe

Thursday, June 23, 2016

To pay its bills, the agency perennially moves money from its capital budget to cover daily expenses. Transit advocates say that's unsustainable. It's also eerily familiar.
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The Rockaway Peninsula Isn't as Old as You Think

Monday, June 20, 2016

The author of "Mannahatta" took a good look at historical maps and discovered a surprise.

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Legislative Sessions Ends with a Lackluster Ethics Package, and Rebuke of the Mayor

Friday, June 17, 2016

The 2016 legislative session ended much like it started — without clear focus.

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A Very Different Kind of New York City Map

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A new "habitat map" shows why the city's natural spaces host such a wide variety of plant and animal life.

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