Tracie Hunte is an Assistant Producer in the WNYC Newsroom.
Before joining the station in 2010, she was a part of the production staff at ABC News’ 20/20 and Primetime, where she worked on specials about the 2008 presidential race, people living with albinism, teen pregnancy and celebrity interviews. She won a 2007 News and Documentary Emmy for contributions to 20/20’s “Waiting on the World to Change,” a documentary about poor children living in Camden, N.J. Follow her tweets @traciehunte.
Ornithologists rejoice! The Port Authority just announced it will stop shooting dead these adorable little white-plumed creatures who have the unfortunate habit of hanging out at our local airports.
Three men charged with stealing millions in taxpayer money when they were hired to consult on a city payroll program will soon learn their fates.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
It takes years of training to become a professional dancer. But one choreographer in Brooklyn is challenging that idea.
Who said "I intend to be the Mayor of all of the people"? Who said "all groups are part of this city"? Who said "I'm grateful and humbled by the mandate the people of the city have given me"? Test your knowledge and get a glimpse of what New York felt like, beginning in 1965.
We won't know until Tuesday night who the next mayor will be, but one thing we know for sure— he won't be a billionaire. And that has implications for who will have influence at City Hall.
Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner in the city's mayor's race has spent his career as a champion for progressive causes. And he's used that profile to his advantage in the race. The Democrat has been leading Republican Joe Lhota by nearly about 40 points or more -- and it's given political observers lots of time to assess the promises de Blasio has made and what kind of mayor he might be, should he win the election on Tuesday.
Fresh off a strong debate performance, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is maintaining an aggressive stance and keeping up his attacks on Democrat and front runner Bill de Blasio. On the campaign trail yesterday, Lhota told reporters that he's back, but will this new Lhota be enough to change the race?
President Obama's visit to a Brooklyn school Friday will close one of the borough's largest parks for six hours.
You’ve heard of bike trails and hiking trails, but what about a water trail?
It's been one week since New York's health exchange went live and some 40,000 people were determined eligible for coverage. That's according to New York State's Department of Health.
The arts organization behind the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival has opened an arts and media center in Downtown Brooklyn. And it's introducing itself to the neighborhood with a block party.
After a summer of re-runs and reality programs, the five major networks are rolling out a whole new roster of shows. But Slate's TV Critic Willa Paskin says the fall TV season stinks.
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has been around since 1972, but a financial scandal could prove devastating for the charity.
The former head of a major New York City charity is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing more than $5 million dollars from the group, and turning it into illegal campaign contributions.
A six-story apartment building in SoHo has been evacuated after officials say they received reports that it was shaking.
Of the 2.9 million registered voters in New York City, less than a million are expected to head to the polls today for the New York City Primary election.
The Democratic candidates running for mayor were all over the five boroughs on Thursday, presenting their closing arguments to voters before they head to the polls on Tuesday.
With just five more days to go before the city's primary elections, the candidates competing to be New York City's next mayor and comptroller are working overtime to make their case with the voters.
Labor Day kicks off the last full week of campaigning before Primary Day next Tuesday and the candidates running for mayor and comptroller are in overdrive.
Errol Louis, host of New York One's Road to City Hall, says expect to see some relentless negative attacks in the next week. "Just a big mud fight," he said, "over the next seven days."