Sean Bowditch

Executive Editor for News, WNYC

A graduate of Wesleyan University and Syracuse University, Sean has more than a decade of experience in public radio. He lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.

Sean Bowditch appears in the following:

Amid Racial Tensions on US Campuses, Parents Make the Case for Black Colleges

Monday, November 16, 2015

With students speaking out against racial hostility on campuses from Yale to Missouri, are prospective African-American students taking a closer look at historically black colleges?

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Before He Was an NBA Champion, Lamar Odom Was a Star in Queens

Friday, October 16, 2015

Two-time Laker NBA champion Lamar Odom remains hospitalized in Las Vegas. But before he was a basketball and reality TV star married to a Kardashian, he was just a kid from Queens. 


How a Brooklyn Upbringing Shaped the Sanders Campaign

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Most know Bernie Sanders as a senator from Vermont, but he grew up in Midwood, Brooklyn, and his family's financial struggles during his youth have influenced his campaign message today.


The One Thing Donald Trump Didn’t Inherit

Monday, August 24, 2015

Donald Trump inherited a lot from his father: political connections, real estate expertise and a tidy nest egg. But his embrace of the spotlight didn't come from Fred Trump's playbook.

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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.


Tensions Linger on Block Where Eric Garner Died

Friday, July 17, 2015

The block has become a magnet for protests and memorials — but relations with the police have hardly improved.

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Latinos Drawn to Evangelicalism Seem Immune to 'Francis Effect'

Thursday, July 09, 2015

As a growing number of Latinos turn from Catholicism to Evangelicalism — or no religion — can the pope from Latin America turn the tide?

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WNYC's Resident Yankees Expert on the Ethics of Cheering A-Rod's Comeback

Friday, June 19, 2015

With Alex Rodriguez reaching yet another milestone, lifelong Yankees fan Brian Lehrer offers up his take on the team's tainted slugger.

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"American Idol" to End After Making an Enduring Mark on American Culture

Monday, May 11, 2015

WNYC's Julianne Welby talks with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, about the show's legacy.

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Nepal Grapples With Loss of Life, Sacred Spaces

Friday, May 08, 2015

Many of Nepal's sacred spaces and ancient structures were hit hard by last month's earthquake.


There Goes the Last DJ

Friday, May 01, 2015

After nearly five decades of hosting "old style, freeform, broadcast radio" in Metro New York, Vin Scelsa is retiring. Hear our conversation with him about his serendipitous career.

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Gas Leaks in Buildings Are Common and Often Not Inspected

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A WNYC investigation finds that potentially dangerous gas pipes across the city are not being checked and fixed because Department of Buildings inspectors don't have access.

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Yankees and Mets Set to Take the Field for Opening Day

Thursday, April 02, 2015

After several seasons marked by mediocrity, do New York baseball fans have anything to be excited about this year?


Possible Immigration Loophole Found in Queens Family Court

Friday, March 20, 2015

Some judges in the Queens Family Court system don't feel they can challenge tales of abuse.

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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.


A Motivational Speaker's Advice for A-Rod and the Yankees

Thursday, February 26, 2015

After serving a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez (and the accompanying drama) has returned to the New York Yankees locker room. 


In Patz Trial, Defense Will Present a Different Suspect

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Defense attorneys for Pedro Hernandez will ask an informant to testify against a convicted child molester who's long been seen as the lead suspect in the Etan Patz disappearance. 

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Did New Jersey Really Lose Out When the Nets Left Town?

Friday, February 13, 2015

It's been more than two years since the New Jersey Nets crossed the river(s) and became the Brooklyn Nets. A look back at what they left behind in downtown Newark.


Woes at NYPD, But Plenty of New Officer Applicants

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With ongoing protests over the death of Eric Garner and discontent between police and city hall, the NYPD has had a rough start to the year. So who wants to be an officer these days?

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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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