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:
Monday, October 05, 2015
Buses move more people into the city from New Jersey each morning than NJ Transit trains do. But they don't have any good place to drop them off.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Hurricane Joaquin is headed north, possibly towards New York and New Jersey. An expert says it could pack stronger winds than Sandy, but it won't likely be as large or damaging.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Experts say it will cost $400 billion over 25 years just to maintain the transportation infrastructure we have. To make it a lot better, we may have to pay twice that.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Gov. Cuomo's buyouts have earned praise from environmentalists for getting homes out of harm's way. But should landlords benefit from it as well?
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
But a lot of cabs, trucks and inanimate objects seem at home in them. Our Bike Blocker project is mapping all the obstructions to the city's bike lanes, and we want your help.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will support raising the minimum wage for all workers across New York state — not just those in fast food — to $15 an hour.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
At last, cab drivers have their own app, which launched this week. It's called Arro, and it's the taxi equivalent of Uber.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
This year is unusual: Memorial Day came as early as it can and Labor Day will arrive as late as the calendar allows, making for a 15-week-long summer. What to do with all that time?
Friday, August 28, 2015
Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Louisiana coastline 10 years ago. The government's response was heavily criticized, but it taught New York how not to do things after Sandy.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Harlem officials want the same amount of attention that the Crossroads of the World is getting for its nuisance complaints.
Monday, August 17, 2015
The Army Corps has resurrected its 50-year-old plan to build a long ridge along the hard-hit coast. But it may not be tall enough.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
A senior lawmaker lends his clout to call for more federal funding to dig under the Hudson River.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Most fatalities from the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease have been older adults with underlying medical issues. But those are not the only people getting sick.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Our water travels through an invisible infrastructure that starts over 100 miles away -- and it comes at a serious cost. Explore the challenges we face in maintaining our water supply.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The agency meant to foster regional cooperation says it needs more information if discussions "are to be fruitful."
Friday, July 24, 2015
Following four days of NJ Transit misery this week, the head of Amtrak came to New York Friday to see first-hand what the problems are.
Friday, July 24, 2015
The governor will be joined by Vice President Biden to unveil a comprehensive vision for New York's airports.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
In a few short minutes on television, New York's governor said the state will contribute the lion's share of what the agency needs — but also wants the city to pony up.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6 teams from all of New York City's boroughs and Hoboken raced across North Cove Marina in Battery Park. Not all of them made it across.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
As expected, the New Jersey Transit board voted to raise fares by nine percent, as well as cut some service. But that didn't stop members of the public from urging a different course.