Soterios Johnson

Before you ask... it's Greek. And, so is Johnson (via translation). It's a long story... Soterios Johnson seemed strangely drawn to the news, even as a young child.

As a kid he would lull himself to sleep listening to WCBS NewsRadio 88. "As a kid, I always wanted to be in the know... and to spread the word," he says. In high school, Soterios worked at a small FM station in his hometown in New Jersey, followed by a four-year stint as an undergraduate at Columbia on WKCR, New York. He was an Associate Producer at Newsweek On Air and worked in the field of science journalism for several years. He earned his master's degree at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.


Soterios Johnson appears in the following:

An Uneven Recovery from Sandy

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In some New York City neighborhoods, more than half of eligible home construction projects are underway. In others, it's as few as 10 percent.  

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Can New York's Top Lawyer Fight Climate Change?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Eric Schneiderman's investigation of fossil fuel companies may be giving him a political lift, but it also could dramatically change the way we think about climate change.


Taking the Long View on the Ill-Fated Second Avenue Subway

Friday, November 20, 2015

For people who know the train line's stop-and-start history, the latest delay is déjà vu all over again.

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A Flurry of Flamenco (and More) This Holiday Season

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dance critic and reporter Marina Harss previews several upcoming performances (that aren't 'The Nutcracker').


Michael Bloomberg's Future

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The former mayor is back running the company that bears his name. What are his plans for the financial media giant, and is he seriously considering running for President?

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How Do You Get to the End of the 2nd Avenue Subway?

Monday, October 26, 2015

The latest deal on MTA funding won't even finish the line's second phase — let alone the third and the fourth. Which means the hunt for more money is on. 

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37 Years Later, 'Goodfellas' Airport Heist Goes on Trial in Brooklyn

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

An 80 year-old Queens mobster has been placed at the center of the infamous 1978 robbery of a Lufthansa cargo terminal at JFK airport.


Why Not Tipping Your Waiter Can Be Better for Everyone

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Danny Meyer, the man behind some of the city's best known restaurants, says getting rid of tipping will help all of his employees.


Two Shows to See in a Season Full of Openings

Friday, October 09, 2015

One exhibit focuses on money, politics and art in the Middle East. The other features a lesser-known Renaissance artist.

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New Health Insurance Plan Has NJ Lawmakers Crying Foul

Friday, October 02, 2015

New Jersey's largest health insurer says its OMNIA plan will "transform" healthcare in the state. But critics say the plan will consolidate Horizon's dominance and close hospitals.


From Puppet Masters to Playwrights, Ten Outstanding New Yorkers Win 'Genius Grants'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The prize, which comes with a $625,000 no-strings-attached award, went to a wide range of recipients, including the creator of 'Hamilton' and a wastewater engineer.


Mayor de Blasio Says Pope Francis 'Raises the Bar'

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mayor de Blasio spoke with WNYC this morning about the significance of Pope Francis' message for New York City. The mayor will spend much of today with the pope.


Picasso, Like You've Never Seen Before

Monday, September 14, 2015

A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art features sculptures that span his entire career, including some works that have been shown in the U.S.

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These Giant Bagels Are the Comfort Food of Public Art

Friday, August 28, 2015

Swedish artist Hanna Liden has installed bagel sculptures along Hudson River Park, which art critic Deborah Solomon calls devoid of angst or alienation — kind of like breakfast itself.


Can the City Spy on Activists?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

In the aftermath of Eric Garner's death, undercover MTA officers allegedly monitored activists, kept photos of them on file and tracked their movements. To what extent was this legal?


The Indie Film Fest That Has China Worried, Now in NYC

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chinese officials shut down the Beijing Independent Film Festival last year, so producer Karin Chien and her colleagues decided to recreate it here in New York.


The Cost of Our Water

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Our water travels through an invisible infrastructure that starts over 100 miles away -- and it comes at a serious cost. Explore the challenges we face in maintaining our water supply.

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Garner's Death Means 'Transformation' of Relationship Between Police and Community

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Garner family spiritual adviser says he's hopeful that police and community will "stay at the table" of compromise for police reforms. 

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The New Tappan Zee Bridge Isn't as Innocent as It Looks

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A book about the new bridge across the Hudson argues that Gov. Cuomo twisted the truth ... but at least he's getting the job done.

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New York, the Folk Music Center of the World

Friday, June 19, 2015

Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" mentions wheat fields and dust clouds rolling — but it was written right here in New York City in 1940.