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 22, 2017
A judge has cleared the way for the city to open a homeless shelter in Crown Heights, a decision that has implications for Mayor de Blasio’s homelessness strategy.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Elected officials and parents rallied on the Upper East Side Sunday to ask the city to provide more prekindergarten seats.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A Brooklyn judge told the de Blasio administration to negotiate with Crown Heights residents who sued to block a shelter for homeless men.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Dozens of residents showed up at a town hall meeting Thursday evening to oppose the opening of a new family shelter in their neighborhood.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
It's one of the first shelters that was supposed to open under Mayor de Blasio's plan to pen 90 new shelters across the city over the next five years.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Neighbors argued that Crown Heights is already saturated. But the city says it's confident they will be allowed to proceed after a hearing next week.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The shelter in Crown Heights was supposed to be the first to open in the mayor's plan to build 90 new shelters across the city.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The mayor plans to help the homeless stay in the neighborhoods they come from and distribute shelters more fairly across the city. Can he do both at once?
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The number of people in the city’s homeless shelter system is at a historic high. That’s partly because the number of people being found eligible for shelter is higher.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Administration for Children's Services faced criticism over several high-profile deaths before the previous commissioner resigned.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Some advocates say the city should do more to improve the accuracy of its annual homeless count.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
A fundraising event in Queens on Sunday was about more than helping out Haiti. It was a call for immigrants of many backgrounds to stand up to the new administration.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Carmelyn Malalis, head of the Commission on Human Rights, says the city has increased the number of investigations and complaints about discrimination based on income.
Friday, December 23, 2016
The non-profit provider operating the Bronx apartment where two homeless children died this month had no contract that spelled out standards of care.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
At the same time, the state and the city issued scathing reports about how the Administration for Children's Services handled the case of a Harlem boy who was fatally beaten.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The sisters were killed Wednesday, following a radiator malfunction.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, who oversaw homeless services until she resigned as deputy mayor last year, discusses the city's challenges in addressing the issue.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
The de Blasio administration says it has forced some of the city’s worst landlords to make repairs by invoking a decades-old law.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
One transit worker was killed and another one injured after being struck by a G train early Thursday morning, temporarily stopping all non-emergency track work.
Monday, October 31, 2016
The New York City Council is pressing for answers in the death of Zymere Perkins, the 6-year-old Harlem boy who was allegedly abused.