Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Bodies of Missing Recovered in Crane Wreckage

Monday, March 17, 2008

The bodies of all three of the people missing since the fatal crane accident on Saturday were found today. Two of them are construction workers: Santino Gallone and Clifford Canzona.

A number of construction workers from across the city showed up in hardhats near the site ...


Bloody Gun Introduced at Bell Trial

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Rev. Al Sharpton made a rare appearance at the trial of the three officers charged with Sean Bell's death.

Sharpton said he was disturbed by testimony from a crime scene investigator, who said the gun of undercover detective Gescard Isnora had dried blood on it.



Spitzer Speaks

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In anticipation of Eliot Spitzer's official resignation speech, Brian and WNYC political director Andrea Bernstein continue to get updates from Albany and analysis from WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal live at the Governors office. We are also joined by Ben Smith, a columnist and blogger for, and John Fund, an ...

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Not Everyone Wants Spitzer to Go

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The governor may be down but he still has his supporters. Carlos Guzman is a building porter who showed up in front of dozens of members of the press, outside the Spitzers' high rise. There he held a sign saying "Governor Spitzer, please do not ...


Final 9/11 Relic Moved

Monday, March 10, 2008

It wasn't much of a journey - a couple hundred feet at most.

But, it's not often that you see an entire staircase being moved by crane. And for all its bruises, the "survivors staircase" has a real following.

Thousands of people who ran to safety on ...


Sean Bell Update

Friday, March 07, 2008

WNYC's Arun Venugopal updates the Sean Bell trail.

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Photos of Sean Bell's Bloodstained Car Shown in Courtroom

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The court got its first unsettling glimpse inside of Sean Bell's car as it looked after the shooting.

The photos were taken after Bell and his friends were removed from the Nissan Altima. They show large blood stains all over the front passenger seat, as well ...


Officer Provides Insights into Bell's Death

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The prosecution in the trial of the 3 New York City detectives charged in the death of Sean Bell continues to make its case. But as WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports, recent testimony seems to be serving the defense as well.

Detective Hispolito Sanchez was an undercover ...


Bell Trial Heads Into 2nd Week

Monday, March 03, 2008

The 2nd week of the trial of the 3 New York City detectives charged in the death of Sean Bell resumes today, with the prosecution trying to build upon its case.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

Today, the court will be hearing from Detective Hipolito Sanchez, 1 ...


Sean Bell Update

Friday, February 29, 2008

WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal recaps this week's progress in the trial on the shooting of Sean Bell.

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Body Snatcher Sentenced

Thursday, February 28, 2008

REPORTER: Michael Mastromarino harvested and sold the bones and tissue of dead people, without the consent of their families.

Anthony Dumaine is the son of one victim, whose cancerous body was harvested after his death in 2003.

DUMAINE: Sickening. Really sickening. I just don't understand how people ...


Spitzer Downplays Narrowing Republican Majority

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Governor Eliot Spitzer is downplaying the election of another Democrat to the State Senate. The win by dairy farmer Darrel Aubertine over Republican Will Barkley, further narrows the Republicans' majority, now at 32 seats to 30. But Spitzer took pains not to gloat.

SPITZER: They respect ...


Sean Bell Trial Begins 3rd Day

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The prosecution countered the defense argument that Sean Bell was drunk and disorderly the night he was killed.

They questioned a bartender from the Club Kalua - who could only recall serving Bell a single drink.

Harrell James - a party organizer known as Bones - also ...


Day 2 of Trial in Death of Sean Bell

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

In the second day of the trial of the detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell, we heard from eye witnesses for the first time. WNYC's Arun Venugopal was at the Queens State Supreme Courthouse and speaks with All Things Considered’s Amy Eddings.


Bell Trial Heads Into 2nd Day

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Today's the 2nd day of the trial of the 3 New York City detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell.

Yesterday's opening arguments set the tone and the themes that are likely to be heard over the course of the trial.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal was ...


Police Shooting Trial Begins

Monday, February 25, 2008

The trial of the 3 police officers charged in the death of Sean Bell is underway, in Queens State Supreme Court.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the upcoming deliberations, pitting the district attorney's office against lawyers representing the police.

It's been exactly 15 months since Sean ...


City Cracks Down on Delinquent Water Bills

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The city is sending out nearly 15,000 warning letters this week, threatening to impose liens on property owners who haven't paid their old water bills.

That comes on top of an ad campaign, and a 92-page supplement in the Daily News yesterday, listing every property in ...


Bloomberg Speaks at Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg addressed a climate change conference at the UN yesterday. There, he announced a plan to reduce the use of tropical hardwood by city agencies.

After his speech, he said climate change should be front and center for lawmakers all over the world.

BLOOMBERG: Terrorists ...


Voters React to Primary Results

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The results of yesterdays' primaries are still coming in but for some supporters of Hillary Clinton it was a good showing.

REPORTER: Rafael Maldonado was in Bryant Park, taking in the numbers.

MALDONADO: I think it's going to go to the convention. I don't think anyone's going ...


Exit Polls Part One

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It's coast-to-coast coverage as the votes start rolling in on Tsunami Tuesday. From Illinois: Lynn Sweet, the Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Sun Times. From New York: WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal. From New Jersey: Mike Kelly, a columnist at The Record of New Jersey, and Congressman Scott Garrett. ...

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