Tracie Hunte

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

'Cannibal Cop' Trial Highlights Line Between Fantasy and Crime

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


A 28-year-old New York City police officer is on trial this week on charges he conspired to kidnap, kill and eat women. Attorneys for the so-called "Cannibal Cop" say Gilberto Valle's online musings were simply fantasies, but federal prosecutors say his actions represented a real danger.

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Dali Art Heist Offers Insight Into Murky World of Art Crime

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Greek man is facing grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing a 1949 Salvador Dali watercolor from a Manhattan art gallery.

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NYPD's Detective Rules

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

For the last three years, the New York Police Department has been trying to set in stone the rules, procedures and techniques for being a detective. 


Five-Term Sen. Frank Lautenberg Announces Retirement

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg says he will not seek re-election in 2014.


Spy Ladies Take Over TV

Thursday, February 07, 2013


Keri Russell is back on TV. The former Felicity star, along with Matthew Rhys, portray a Russian spy couple living in suburban D.C. on the new FX series, The Americans.


Bail System Needs Overhaul: NY's Top Judge

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Chief Judge Jonathon Lippman is calling for a major overhaul of New York’s bail statutes, which he calls unfair.

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One NY Artist: Carla Duren

Saturday, February 02, 2013

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


Local Advocates Weigh Decision to Open School Sports to Disabled

Friday, January 25, 2013

Children with disabilities who want to play sports must be given a chance to compete, according to a U.S. Department of Education directive issued to school districts nationwide on Friday. Advocates for children with disabilities in the region greeted the news.

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Women in Combat: A Mother's View

Thursday, January 24, 2013

“Women are getting stronger. Their will is stronger. They want that challenge the same as some men,” said Dineen Snyder, mother of Sgt. Devin Snyder, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

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MulchFest Aims for No Christmas Trees Left Behind

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Curbside pickups for Christmas Trees ended Saturday, but New Yorkers who still want to give their dried out trees new life still have a chance this weekend at the parks department's annual MulchFest.

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Crossbow Hunting Law Set to Expire Dec. 31st

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The New Year means hunters in New York will no longer be able to use crossbows to hunt big game. Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a law that would have expanded cross bow hunting for another two years because of a provision attached to the measure.


Apocalypse Now: Mayor Quips That He's Prepared for Doomsday

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he has some plans for the coming apocalypse. Doomsday theorists predict the world will end next week.


Bloomberg Says He'll Override Taxi Dissenters

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is dismissing reports that City Comptroller John Liu will not sign off on the new generation of taxis.

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Confessed Subway Pusher Says He Didn't Mean to Kill Victim

Monday, December 10, 2012

The man police say pushed a Queens father in front of an oncoming train that struck and killing him, says he's sorry about what happened and only meant to act in self defense.


Rockaway Pipeline Project Set to Move Forward

Sunday, December 02, 2012

A pipeline operator is moving forward with plans to build a natural gas pipeline through the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay, despite concerns about the area's vulnerability to storms like Sandy.

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Astoria Park May Be Home to Ski Slope This Winter

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ski lovers looking to hit the slopes may not have to look any farther than Queens.

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Newborn, Mom Killed in Bronx

Friday, October 26, 2012

A 1-month-old girl died after a fire tore through the Bronx apartment where he mother was found stabbed to death, officials said.


Wiretap Excerpts Released in Liu Case

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Newly released transcripts from wiretapped conversations stemming from a federal probe of City Comptroller John Liu reveal the Democrat may have known more about his campaign fundraising than previously thought.


Council Tests BOE Preparedness Ahead of Election

Monday, October 15, 2012


More than two million voters are expected to cast ballots in New York City on Election Day – and officials want to make sure the Board of Elections is adequately prepared following criticism of its handling of the June primary.


Jim Lehrer Defends Debate Moderating Performance

Monday, October 08, 2012

It was Lehrer on Lehrer, when veteran PBS newsman Jim Lehrer stopped by The Brian Lehrer Show to explain the importance of presidential debates, stress the vital need for federal funding for public broadcasting and defend his own controversial moderating performance from the first Obama-Romney debate.

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