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:

Bird Cams Bring Circle of Life to a Screen Near You

Monday, April 24, 2017

Every spring, birds start the rush to raise a family (or two or three) before winter returns. Thanks to live web cams, the action is just a click away.


May Contain Nuts Pt. 1: Alpha Gal Returns

Monday, February 13, 2017

Amy Pearl loved meat -- until a steak almost killed her. We hear her riveting (and hilarious) story, and explore how allergies change your relationship with food and people.

"I Do My Job in the Store" Says Bodega Cat Star of the East Village

Friday, October 28, 2016

Star the Bodega Cat caused a media sensation just by doing her job.


Alpha Gal

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tuck your napkin under your chin.  We’re about to serve up a tale of love, loss, and lamb chops. 
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A Sandy-Devastated Neighborhood Returns to Nature

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

After Sandy, some people said no one should have been living so close to the waterfront in the first place. Residents of Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, took that idea to heart. 

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What Does It Mean to Be an American?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

These seven college students from Baruch College, in New York City, have very surprising answers.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Charlie of Carroll Gardens

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Charlie the Bodega Cat has a familiar problem: an overly clingy co-worker.


Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Bobo of Chinatown in Manhattan

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Surrounded by teas, herbs and adoring fans, life is pretty relaxing for Bobo.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Snowball of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Snowball the bodega cat gets along with everyone. "Whether I'm white or whether I'm brown or whether I'm black, we don't care."

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Brooklyn's Biggest Warriors Fan Is Only 9 Inches Tall

Monday, May 16, 2016

Wolverine the bodega cat cheers for the Golden State Warriors from Park Slope, Brooklyn. 

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Nature Begins Wherever You Are

Thursday, May 05, 2016

WNYC took a walk around Brooklyn with nature blogger Matthew Wills. 

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To Get to the East Side, MTA Goes 140 Feet Down

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

A massive — if also very expensive — solution to one of New York City's commuting connundrums is taking shape in a cavern deep under East Midtown. 
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What Middle-Schoolers Think of Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The pope loves pets. Kids love pets. And we all love to love. That's a recipe for some happy middle-schoolers as Pope Francis comes to town.


Three-Wheeling and Nasty Breakups: 15 Young Adults Learning About Romance

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The twists, turns and learning curves of young love. 


I Would Have Carried Her to the Moon

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Relationship Rookies: First Loves. Teenagers just trying to figure it out. 

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Nine New Yorkers Talk About Having Sex For The First Time

Friday, August 07, 2015

If someone says "Tell me about your First Time," what do you think of? Be honest. 

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Why Does Sewage Flow into Rivers Anyway?

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Sewer-in-a-Suitcase is a portable kit that brings one of the city's top environmental problems into classrooms and communities.


Your Water Comes From a Stream With No Name

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every time you fill your bathtub in New York City, you are connecting to an invisible infrastructure that stretches north to tiny streams in the mountains as far as 125 miles away.

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The Don Draper of Cats

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Don goes on the run, Joan battles egregious sexism at McCann and Roger and Peggy send off the SC+P offices in proper fashion.

Maybe the Only Poem About the Long Island Rail Road (and More From Tiny Poets)

Monday, April 27, 2015

They might not be able to spell, but these first graders from Ms. Marisa's class at PS 859 in Manhattan are fast becoming wee Wordsworths.    
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