Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays. She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast. Before ATC, Amy was a reporter. Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.
Espada Fires Slumlord Chief of Staff
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
New York, NY —
State Senate Democratic majority leader Pedro Espada has fired his newly-hired chief of staff, after learning that he was a slumlord. In a statement, Espada says he was "shocked and blindsided" by revelations in the New York Times that Onix Sosa managed about 35 buildings in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx that had nearly 7,400 unresolved housing code violations. Of those violations, 1100 were considered immediately hazardous. Sosa has also been named in more than 100 court cases in which tenants are trying to force him to make repairs. Espada is already in hot water with tenant advocacy groups because of his failure to support a bill that would have expanded rent regulations.