Tracie Hunte

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

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.


Yankees and Manchester City Bringing 2nd MLS Team to NY

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two of the world's biggest sports brands are teaming up to bring a new Major League Soccer team to New York.

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Local Disaster Response Team Helps Oklahoma Tornado Recovery

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

An intense search and rescue operation is underway in Moore, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City suburb of 56,000 people that received the brunt of the damage from Monday’s level five tornado.


Key to Scandal’s Success: Sex, Lies and Videotape

Thursday, May 16, 2013

After a year of steamy love affairs, waterboarding and an attempted presidential assassination, the ABC drama "Scandal" is wrapping up its second season Thursday. 


New York Appeals Court Approves FDNY Hiring Oversight

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A federal appeals court said a Brooklyn judge rushed to judgment in deciding that the FDNY had intentionally discriminated against black and Latino applicants. 



Newtown Leaders Vote to Raze Sandy Hook Elementary and Rebuild

Monday, May 13, 2013

In Newtown, CT, a task force made up of local elected officials voted unanimously last Friday to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School on the same site where a gunman massacred 20 children and six adults last December. 


An E-Hailing Debate

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

“There are all these traditions about where you stand, how you raise your hand and if you can’t find a cab, where you go to get ahead of the other people who might be standing on your corner,” Kiernan said

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FBI Fails to Flag Boston Suspect

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, and his family in 2011. The bureau then gave him the all clear. 


NYPD Commissioner Calls for More Surveillance Cameras

Monday, April 22, 2013

Could more cameras in New York City help prevent attacks like the one at the Boston Marathon? That's what Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the NYPD is looking into.

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One NY Artist: Choreographer Camille A. Brown

Saturday, April 06, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City, some scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements, or on stage. WNYC is bringing some of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.


Another Political Scandal Ensnares New York Politicians

Thursday, April 04, 2013


For the second time this week, a bribery scandal has ensnared elected officials in New York. On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, who they say accepted cash bribes to help businessmen set up an adult day care center in the Bronx.

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'Mad Men' Returns for Sixth Season

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Mad Men is back on Sunday. The sixth season of the AMC TV show about the world of advertising in 1960s New York finds many of it characters at a crossroads, struggling with death and identity.