Charlie Herman

Business and Culture Editor

Charlie Herman is the Business and Culture Editor for WNYC News. He hosts WNYC's weekly finance segment, Money Talking and is also an editor for Trump, Inc., a podcast from WNYC and ProPublica. Charlie joined the station in 2010.

Prior to WNYC, Charlie worked at ABC News for nearly 16 years. For more than five years, he oversaw the Business News Unit during the financial meltdown and recession. Prior to that, he was Deputy Bureau Chief in the Los Angeles Bureau and Producer in the Miami Bureau. 

In 2003, Charlie helped set up ABC News’ operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He began his career at ABC News in the Washington Bureau in 1994. Charlie has won a Business Emmy and shared an Alfred I. DuPont and a Peabody Award with the ABC News division for coverage of September 11, 2001.

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Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Charlie for the Culture... on the Moon!

Friday, July 12, 2019

WNYC’s business and culture editor, Charlie Herman, joins us for this week’s installment of “Charlie for the Culture.”

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Is a New Space Race on the Horizon?

Friday, July 12, 2019

Fifty years after the moon landing, the state of space exploration today.

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The Secret Sound Of The Vessel Orchestra

Friday, July 12, 2019

Look around you.  Chances are there’s something nearby — a jar, a vase, a bottle, a glass — that is silently singing. 

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Ticker Tape Parades Have Changed, As Have Our Heroes

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The honoree at New York City's 207th parade in the "Canyon of Heroes" is the U.S. Women's national soccer team, fresh off its World Cup victory in France.

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Weed Dealers on Legalization: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Left in the Dark’

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

One said he's relieved marijuana wasn't legalized in New York this legislative session, saying it gives him and others more time to prepare.

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From Danish Ballet to Sport-Inspired Modern Dance

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

This summer, the Royal Danish Ballet lands in New York, Mark Morris brings a world premiere and the Film at Lincoln Center presents its annual festival of dance on camera.

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El Museo del Barrio Celebrates 50 Years, and Considers Its Future

Monday, July 01, 2019

Some community members say the museum has lost its focus and needs to concentrate more on local artists and the experiences of Latinx people. 

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From Wall Street to Walmart, Businesses Embrace Pride

Friday, June 28, 2019

The history of corporations supporting the LGBTQ community.

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Review: A Better Basquiat Show

Friday, June 28, 2019

Chaédria LaBouvier is the first solo black woman to curate an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Review: 'Fairview' Gives Its Audience a Welcome New Perspective

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury's play, now remounted at Theatre for a New Audience, wants theatergoers to think about the white gaze.

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Arthur Miller's "The Hook" Makes Its U.S. Stage Debut

Friday, June 21, 2019

A 72-year-old screenplay penned by the playwright is being staged as a play in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Charlie for the Culture: Summer Solstice

Friday, June 21, 2019

Charlie Herman with the cultural events you should check out.

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Business Leaders Find A Friend in Trump

Friday, June 21, 2019

How a little known group of business leaders is influencing the administration's policies on trade, business and the economy.

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An Opportunity for the Rich

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Part of President Trump's tax law, opportunity zones are meant to spur new investment in poor areas by reducing taxes for the wealthy. How much those communities will benefit is unclear.

Murder! Scandal! Bankruptcy! The History of the Plaza Hotel

Friday, June 14, 2019

Since its opening in 1907, the story of the hotel has been the story of New York, a history littered with colorful guests, financial uncertainty, and a controversial transformation.

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Review: 'Frankie and Johnny' Is Brilliant — and Deeply Unsettling

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Terrence McNally's 1987 play is a very different animal when viewed through a #MeToo lens.

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Charlie for the Culture: Stonewall 50

Friday, June 07, 2019

Charlie Herman gives a rundown of cultural destinations.

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The Debate Over Rent Regulations

Friday, June 07, 2019

With just a few weeks left in the New York State legislative session, the future of rent regulations is still uncertain.

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Pay Day at the Trump Doral

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

At the president's resort west of Miami, Payday lenders celebrated the potential death of a rule intended to protect their customers. They couldn’t have done it without him.

A Brief, Strange History of 20th Century Europe

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

The German-born composer and director Heiner Goebbels returns to the Park Avenue Armory with an ambitious work Everything That Happened And Will Happen.

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