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Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac is a reporter for WNYC, where she covers poverty and immigration. She joined the station in March 2011. 

In 2013, Mirela won a Gracie award for Outstanding Reporter for her coverage of immigration and poverty. In 2011, she was recognized as Best New Journalist in the New York metropolitan area by the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Her work has also been honored with awards for crime and feature reporting for radio from the New York Press Club and the Garden State Journalist Association, and for multimedia reporting from the Newswomen's Club of New York.

Prior to joining WNYC, Mirela spent a year at the New York Times’ metro desk as a freelance contributor. She also reported for Time Magazine, the New York Daily News and Forbes, among other publications.

Mirela holds master's degrees in journalism from Columbia University and in international affairs from the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

The Rising Population of New York City's Homeless School Kids

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A study from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness finds that a growing number of New York City’s school kids are homeless. How are they faring and what is being done?

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The Happiest Man in the Shallow End

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ramiro Ocasio grew up in Honduras surrounded by water. Now, the 35-year-old New Yorker is taking the plunge for the first time.

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Some Immigrant Spouses Get an Opportunity to Work

Monday, May 25, 2015

Starting Tuesday spouses of some highly-skilled immigrants can apply to work legally in the U.S.

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New Squad Would Expedite Repairs at NYC Homeless Shelters

Monday, May 11, 2015

The city is creating a SWAT team of workers to improve health and safety standards at the city’s 500 homeless shelters.

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De Blasio's Budget to Include $100 Million for the Homeless

Thursday, May 07, 2015

When the mayor releases his executive budget on Thursday, it's expected to include funds to reduce the homeless shelter population.

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De Blasio Looks For New Ways To Get People From Welfare to Work

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The de Blasio administration is dismantling a core program at the center of decades of welfare reform.

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The City's New 'War' on Homelessness

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The de Blasio administration has spent $11 million on a new operations center to reduce the number of people living in homeless shelters.

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New York City on Track to Reduce Homelessness: Report

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Homelessness has increased since Mayor de Blasio took office, but a new report from the Coalition for the Homeless says the tide is starting to turn.

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Investigation Finds 'Unsafe and Unhealthy' Conditions in City's Homeless Shelters

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A new report from the Department of Investigation cites rats, vermin and other filth in New York City's shelter system.

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Two Tracks to Assisted Suicide

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
A lawsuit seeks to redefine physician-assisted suicide in New York as supporters predict an uncertain path for legislation.

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Outreach to Homeless in Deep Freeze

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

WNYC
WNYC's Mirela Iverac went on a midnight run with outreach workers looking for homeless people living on the street in the bitter cold.

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As Temperatures Dive, City Enacts Another 'Code Blue' for Homeless

Sunday, February 15, 2015

All weekend, the city has used a cold weather emergency procedure to get homeless New Yorkers off the streets and into shelters.

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Protecting Immigrants Against Fraudulent 'Lawyers'

Monday, February 02, 2015

Immigrant New Yorkers in need of legal assistance are getting rights and protections under a new state law.

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French Jews Find Refuge — Where Else? — on the Upper West Side

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jews in France felt nervous long before the recent attacks in Paris. Many have already left, not just for Israel but also Manhattan.

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City Muni ID Launches

Monday, January 12, 2015

New York officially launched its first municipal identification program Monday.

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New York City's Municipal ID Arrives

Monday, January 12, 2015

New York City's card— designed not to stigmatize immigrants — is the largest program of its kind in the country. It will provide access to major cultural institutions across the city.

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City's Muni ID Card Set To Launch

Friday, January 09, 2015

New York City is expected to launch a municipal identification card program — the biggest in the country — on Monday.

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Homeless Numbers Up In De Blasio's First Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

WNYC
The mayor inherited an unprecedented homelessness crisis, and he promised drastic change. But 2014 has mainly been about preventing the existing system from buckling under the strain.

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Tenant Blacklist Can Haunt New York Renters For Years

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Disputes between tenants and landlords often end up in the courts. And in New York City, win or lose, tenants may end up with a bad rap that can make it hard to rent again.

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NYC Preps to Combat Upsurge in Immigration Fraud

Friday, December 12, 2014

Scammers are increasingly targeting immigrant New Yorkers without legal status who will apply for President Obama’s executive action.

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