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:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
An agreement between New York City and the state to provide rent money for homeless families with children could get thousands of people out of shelters in the coming year.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Among the mayors' goals: secure better wages in their cities, improve early childhood education and expand Internet access for low-income residents.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Police have been handing out fliers letting people know they don't have to hand over a buck — or $5, or $10 — for getting a photo with a Times Square character.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
In New York and New Jersey, 44,000 immigrants have applied for a reprieve from deportation and work permits under President Obama's DACA program.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Figures show Staten Island's North Shore has disproportionate levels of summonses and stop-and-frisks.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
From Columbus Circle to West 220th Street, the speed limit will be 25 mph instead of 30.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Immigration advocates are wary of a new Justice Department plan to speed up the processing of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. from Central America.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
With another shelter a block away and institutions for people with mental illness and adult care facilities nearby, people in this densely populated neighborhood say they feel overburdened.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Across dinner tables and in synagogues, many families have been reflecting on the cost to both sides. Some can't bring themselves to talk about it at all.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The waves of unaccompanied immigrant children flooding across the Southwest border are lapping at our courthouse doors. These children, mainly from Central America, seek green cards under a special visa program — and often get them.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The de Blasio administration now has to get private businesses to buy into the program.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Borrowing from a flash mob handbook, Catholics are gathering on a Sunday at a church of their choice to reinvigorate it. The Mass Mob movement began last year in Buffalo and has spread to other parts of the country, and now to New York City.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The city is struggling to keep municipal ids from becoming a scarlet letter pointing to illegal immigrants.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
As if finding an apartment isn't hard enough, landlords use blacklists based on data sold by the court system to screen out tenants who've appeared in Housing Court.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The City Council on Wednesday held its first hearing on the proposed bill to create municipal identification cards, addressing issues ranging from ensuring the card had a broad appeal, to fraud prevention.
“Obviously with the implementation of any sort of new ID there’s going to be immediate concerns regarding ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Today there are 13,000 homeless families living in the shelter system — will subsidies help?
Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than than any other administration in U.S. history. Now advocates are turning up the heat.
Monday, March 17, 2014
The city is growing jobs faster than the country. But they are not the middle-class jobs of a generation ago.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
A thousand city car wash workers cheated out of their wages will get their money back.