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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:

The Cost of Our Water

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Don't be fooled by water. There's more to it than you think. This special reprises stories from WNYC's series "The Cost of Our Water," first aired in June.

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Port Authority Cool to New Hudson Tunnel Talks

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The agency meant to foster regional cooperation says it needs more information if discussions "are to be fruitful."
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The Octogenarian Electric Cables That Screwed Up This Week's Commute

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.
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Cuomo's Big Vision for Airports Comes in for Landing, Finally

Friday, July 24, 2015

The governor will be joined by Vice President Biden to unveil a comprehensive vision for New York's airports.

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Cuomo Offers $8.3B to Resolve MTA's Capital Program Crisis

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.

Up a Creek with Cardboard and a Paddle

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. 

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Despite Last-Minute Pleas, NJ Transit Votes to Raise Fares

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.
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The New Tappan Zee Bridge Isn't as Innocent as It Looks

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A book about the new bridge across the Hudson argues that Gov. Cuomo twisted the truth ... but at least he's getting the job done.

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Where the Hot Subway Cars Are

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

When you're standing on a sweltering subway platform, eager for the embrace of cool air inside a train car, most of the time the air conditioning works. But sometimes it doesn't.

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Solar Power Capacity in New York Grows by 300 percent

Monday, July 06, 2015

More people are putting panels on their roofs, and reaping the benefits.

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The West Side of Prospect Park Is Now Car-Free (Sorry East Side)

Monday, July 06, 2015

Now that cars are out, park-goers are looking for the city to crack down on a new bogeyman: cyclists.
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De Blasio to Require Some Hotels, Arenas to Begin Composting

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The first step in city's commercial composting drive starts with a focus on operations with 'clean waste streams.'

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The Fight Over the City's Flood Zones Will Matter for Years to Come

Monday, June 29, 2015

Make them too big, and homeowners will pay unnecessary insurance premiums; too small, and residents will — once again — suffer.

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Two Narcotics Organizations Nabbed for Street-level Dealing

Thursday, June 25, 2015

School officials had to close off one of the school’s entrance because children were walking by an “open-air drug market,” prosecutors said.

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Why You Shouldn't Flush Your Toilet During Rain Storms

Friday, June 19, 2015

Every year, 27 billion gallons of untreated raw sewage spews into our waterways. The city will have to do something about that.

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Tie-Dye T-Shirts? Water Pipes? The Cannabis Crowd's Not What You Think

Friday, June 19, 2015

A major marijuana conference and business expo at the Javits Center attracts investors, lawyers ... and a single mom from Long Island. 

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If New York's Water Is So Good, Do You Need a Brita?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Water filters reduce chlorine. If you want to be sure to get the lead out, you need to take a closer look.

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How to Get New Yorkers to Conserve Water if They're Not Paying the Bill

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Some landlords complain they pay more for water than for heating fuel. That's where technology comes in handy.

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Water Pressure: Why Your Shower Is an Affordable Housing Issue

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Water rates have risen more sharply than heating fuel, labor costs and even real estate taxes. That's putting pressure on low-income households.

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'The Sound of Clean Water'

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A $1.6 billion ultraviolet light facility cleans New York City's water supply — and makes a unique hum in the bargain.

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