Tracie Hunte

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

Stringer, Spitzer Tied in Race for Comptroller: Poll

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The race for city comptroller is heating up.


Today In Politics: De Blasio Surges Ahead in Poll

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

For the past few week, Bill DeBlasio's Democratic mayoral rivals have been hitting him pretty hard and now we know why. A new Quinnipiac University Poll has the public advocate leading the pack at 36 percent. His closest competitors, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Comptroller Bill Thompson are polling at 21 and 20 percent.

WNYC's Anna Sale says the results are surprising. "Thirty-six percent is a big number," she said. "And at the start of this week there was a sense that Christine Quinn was recapturing some momentum with these big three newspaper endorsements from the New York Times, the New York Post and the New York Daily News."


Explaining the Time Warner, CBS Dispute

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's been 20 days since the CBS blackout went into effect for the area's three million Time Warner customers and there's been little indication that anything is going to change anytime soon. 

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Bill Lynch, Former Deputy Mayor and Democratic Political Strategist, Dies

Friday, August 09, 2013

William Lynch, a former deputy mayor in David Dinkins administration who for 40 years played an active role in city, state and national politics, has died. He was 72.


A-Rod's Background Points to Troubled Path

Monday, August 05, 2013

Judgment Day for Alex Rodriguez has arrived. Major League Baseball hit the Yankees slugger with a 211-game suspension that will keep him out the rest of this season and through 2014.  


On the Media’s Bob Garfield on Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks and the NSA

Friday, August 02, 2013

It was a big week of news on the national security front. While NSA contractor turned leaker Edward Snowden was securing asylum in Russia, the Guardian newspaper, which first published his revelations, uncovered more about the agency's controversial surveillance programs. 


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Olympian Johnny Weir Says Russian Olympic Boycott Is Misguided

Thursday, August 01, 2013

U.S. Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir said he opposes boycotts to protest Russia's new anti-gay law because it hurts athletes and ordinary people.   

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Plane Scare as Landing Gear Malfunctions on LGA Runway

Monday, July 22, 2013


Officials say the plane skidded on its nose down the 7,000-foot runway before coming to a halt on a grassy area.

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Hudson River Teeming With Sewage-Linked Bacteria: Study

Friday, July 19, 2013

This week's heat wave has many in our area heading to the water, but a new study from Columbia University suggests cooling off in the Hudson might not be a good idea.


King: I'm Considering a Run for President

Friday, July 19, 2013

Long Island Congressman Peter King says he's seriously considering a run for president in 2016.


City Scorched By Soaring Temps

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Yorkers should continue to brace for sizzling temperatures as the week-long heat wave marches on — one of just seven heat waves this length ever to scorch the city.


Trayvon Martin and the National Conversation on Race

Monday, July 15, 2013

George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin is re-igniting calls for a national conversation about race. CNN news analysts and other on-air personalities repeated the phrase several times over the weekend as emotions ran high. But is it the media's job after racially charged events like this to facilitate the conversation?


Interview: Federal Prosecutors Try Again for Death Penalty for Cop Killer

Friday, July 12, 2013

No one has been executed in New York State in 50 years, but federal prosecutors are determined to change that.  They returned to court this month to try for a death sentence for Ronell Wilson.  


Have Disgraced Candidates Turned NYC Into a Laughingstock?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

With ex-politicians Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Vito Lopez all eyeing spots on the ballot this fall, New York Times columnist Gail Collins wonders whether politics in New York City has become a punchline to the rest of the country.

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Newark Stop and Frisk Policy Aims for Transparency

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Newark Police officers are now be required to record the age, gender, race and the circumstances surrounding each stop conducted in the city.


Brooklyn D.A. Calls on Friends to Review Convictions

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has established a panel to help review as many as 50 murder convictions associated with a retired NYPD detective whose work may have been tainted.


In a Week of Courtroom Landmarks, Attention Shifts to Trayvon Martin Trial

Friday, June 28, 2013

This week, the country reacted to several landmark Supreme Court decisions that had huge implications for the civil rights movement. But in a Sanford, Fla.  courtroom, it was the first week of testimony in the high profile murder trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.


Game of Thrones: No Happy Endings

Friday, June 07, 2013

The HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones is ending its third season Sunday night, but many fans are still talking about last week's episode. That's when several beloved characters were killed off. 

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Brooklyn DA Show Criticized

Monday, June 03, 2013

The CBS series about the Brooklyn District Attorney's office will air its second episode tonight, but some are questioning whether the show gives prosecutors an unfair advantage. 

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Push for MLS Stadium Part of Bloomberg Legacy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that it was bringing another team to New York City. The Yankees are partnering with the group that runs the Manchester City Football Club in the U.K. to bring a new team to the city in 2015. But where the team will play is still a big unknown.