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:
Monday, May 25, 2015
Starting Tuesday spouses of some highly-skilled immigrants can apply to work legally in the U.S.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The de Blasio administration is dismantling a core program at the center of decades of welfare reform.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
A lawsuit seeks to redefine physician-assisted suicide in New York as supporters predict an uncertain path for legislation.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
WNYC's Mirela Iverac went on a midnight run with outreach workers looking for homeless people living on the street in the bitter cold.
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.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Immigrant New Yorkers in need of legal assistance are getting rights and protections under a new state law.
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.
Monday, January 12, 2015
New York officially launched its first municipal identification program Monday.
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.
Friday, January 09, 2015
New York City is expected to launch a municipal identification card program — the biggest in the country — on Monday.
Monday, December 29, 2014
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.
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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Scammers are increasingly targeting immigrant New Yorkers without legal status who will apply for President Obama’s executive action.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Democratic Mayors from across the country are coordinating their efforts to ensure rapid implementation of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Fewer New Yorkers are receiving food stamp benefits and are increasingly turning to food pantries and soup kitchens, according to the 2014 annual hunger survey.