Amy Pearl

Amy Pearl makes photos and videos for WNYC. She worked at the New York Post as a copy kid in high school. Fresh out of college, Pearl was hired as the producer for New York Beat, hosted by Curtis Sliwa of Guardian Angels fame.

Over the years, she has worked with The Brian Lehrer Show, Morning Edition, Soundcheck, Radiolab, On The Media, The Leonard Lopate Show, Studio 360 and WQXR.

In 2008 she was in Denver to make photos and videos at the Democratic Convention. After Super Storm Sandy hit, she was on the flooded streets of Red Hook and Staten Island and later traveled from Cape May, NJ to Montauk to document storm damage and recovery. 

Amy currently produces photos and videos about chickens in the South Bronx, kids learning to taste, dogs running radio stations, drunk fundraisers, secret libraries, junkyard composers, trash collectors and graveyard caretakers.

Amy Pearl appears in the following:

Even If You Think, 'Cat Cafe? Whatever, I'm Over It,' Think Again Because It's Amazing

Monday, December 15, 2014

New York City's first permanent cat cafe opened today at the edge of Chinatown, so of course we were scratching at the door to get in! 

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Gus of Corona, Queens

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Life is an adventure when you're only six inches tall. Meet Gus, the bodega cat king of Corona.

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Video: Knocking on Doors, Telling People to Just Vote Already

Monday, October 27, 2014

WNYC is taking the tips and tricks of campaign operatives and using them to convince people to vote. Here's a video of what happened when we went door-knocking in the Bronx.
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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Tiger and Nushi of Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In the latest installment of BCITOW, we meet Nushi, a Sunset Park, Brooklyn, connoisseur of Halal food, and Tiger, the polyglot of Fourth Avenue.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Oliver of the Upper West Side

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In this episode, Oliver talks about the luxuries of bodega life, and how one Upper West Side lady saved him from the streets of Yonkers.

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Apple or...Apple? A Quiz

Monday, September 08, 2014

Waiting in line at the Apple store and waiting in line for an apple actually look exactly the same.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Carmel of Ridgewood, Queens

Monday, September 01, 2014

At a mere 8 weeks, Carmel is a fixture of this Polish deli, where dodging kielbasa and pouncing on pickles is all in a day's work. 


Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Sheeba and Victoria of Park Slope, Brooklyn

Friday, August 08, 2014

Sheeba's days as the "queen of Park Slope" are nothing but smooth sailing. Blocks away, Victoria waits for her boss to open the gate so she can start her day.

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The High School Finale: Graduation Day

Friday, June 27, 2014

On Thursday, 46 students from West Brooklyn Community High School graduated from high school. As Principal Gloria Rosario said: "Some students just need a push through the graduation door."

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Who Sleeps in Your Bed?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

"Worst thing about a family bed is, we don't have any more privacy," Maria Theresa Orozco.

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This Is What 7-Year-Olds Dream About

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Giraffes. Jail. Coffee. Kids dream about the darndest things.

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How To Make A No. 7 Broccoli Sub with Chef Tyler Kord

Friday, March 21, 2014

Broccoli was the only vegetable Chef Tyler Kord of No. 7 and No. 7 Sub would eat as a kid, and today it takes center stage.

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Drunk Fundraising

Friday, February 21, 2014

WNYC listeners discuss the merits of membership over martinis.


Time Running Out for Carriage Horses

Monday, February 17, 2014


Central Park is hosting its last carriage rides, if Mayor de Blasio has his way.

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Photos: It's Snow Nasty Out There

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wildly falling snow plus a forecast for 10 inches of accumulation and freezing rain — all that wasn’t enough to warrant a snow day for New York City schools on Thursday. Take a look at the havoc the wintry weather is wreaking on New York City’s streets today.

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At Westminster Agility Meet, All Dogs Welcome

Sunday, February 09, 2014

For the first time at Westminsters, mixed-breed dogs competed alongside purebreds in the kennel club's inaugural Master Agility Championship.

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Into the Woods, Cell Phone, iPod and All

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In August, life is supposed to slow down. But in the city, things never seem to let up. So WNYC's Amy Pearl thought, why not get away from it all? Go out into the woods and hike the Appalachian Trail for a couple days with just her dog Cola for company. Totally unplugged. Well, almost.

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Know Thy @Neighbor: The End of Urban Anonymity and Rural Solitude

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Simple experiences, like borrowing a ladder from a neighbor or just taking a long solitary hike, are being altered by tech.

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Coastcheck: Montauk, The End

Friday, May 24, 2013


Amy Pearl and Janet Babin have made it to "The End" of coast check - they're in Montauk and even though it is wet and cloudy, they are on the beach.


Coast Check: The South Shore of Long Island

Friday, May 24, 2013

Besides ruined docks and flooded homes and businesses, the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant dumped 2.2 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into the Great South Bay, damaging it in ways not yet completely understood.

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