Charlie Herman

Business and Culture Editor

Charlie Herman is the Business and Culture Editor for WNYC News. He regularly reports on local and national business stories and hosts WNYC's weekly finance segment, Money Talking. 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.


Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chinese immigrants based in New York City have long taken jobs in restaurants as far away as Pennsylvania, Alabama, and even Florida. Sunset Park resident He Shi Chen is one of them.  


BX Native Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" Tops Billboard 100

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Bronx-native is the first female rapper to reach number one with a solo since Lauryn Hill released "Doo Wop" 19 years ago. 


Bloomberg Advances a Global Vision for America

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New York City's former mayor hosted the first-ever "Bloomberg Global Business Forum" as world leaders and CEOs gather in New York.


Fall Arts Preview: Pina Bausch's Early Work Returns and Dancing to Coltrane

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bausch's company returns to BAM to perform the work that introduced her to American audiences. And turning "A Love Supreme" into movement.

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Fall Arts Preview: Centennial Celebrations and Final Journeys

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This fall, music from two of the 20th century’s greatest American musicians as well as 3-D operas, adventurous songwriting, and the Final Journey World Tour of a groundbreaking band.


Fall Arts Preview: The Boss and SpongeBob Come to Broadway

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This week, WNYC is previewing the fall arts season. Joe Dziemianowicz, theater critic at the Daily News, reviews some of the highlights of the upcoming season, both On and Off Broadway.


Review: The Next Coming of Kara Walker

Friday, September 08, 2017

The artist's latest works at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
 in Chelsea are more than just provocative, they're a living, breathing narrative about race in America.


Goodbye Diners, Hello Avocado Bars

Friday, September 01, 2017

Every time a restaurant closes, another one opens. Or so it might seem. So, is the industry thriving or struggling?


What's Next for Trump and Congress

Friday, August 04, 2017

Republicans are moving from health care and are now moving to overhaul the tax code. But they've also got to tackle several must-pass items of legislation, like funding the government.


Ivanka Trump: Made in Asia

Friday, July 21, 2017

President Trump wants to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But what do his family's business practices say about what it would take to do that?

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City Unveils Culture Plan to Increase Inclusion, Diversity

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CreateNYC is the result of months of focus groups and feedback from nearly 200,000 New Yorkers.

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Unique Performance to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Ballet 'Jewels'

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Three international companies — the Bolshoi Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet and the New York City Ballet — will each perform one act in the same theater where Jewels premiered in 1967.


Martin ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli on Trial

Friday, July 14, 2017

But not for raising the price of a life saving drug by 5,000%. Instead, he's being tried for securities fraud. What could his case say about prosecuting white collar crimes?


Trump Tariffs and Trade Wars

Friday, July 07, 2017

As the President sits down with global leaders this week, he’s also reportedly considering slapping a tariff on steel imported into the US. Could this spark a global trade war?


Episode 9: Nixon's Enemies

Friday, June 23, 2017

Richard Nixon felt he was surrounded by enemies. So he had a list drawn up and then wanted to use the power of the federal government to go after them.

The Bumpy Road Ahead for Uber

Friday, June 23, 2017

Travis Kalanick’s resignation this week as CEO of Uber marks the end of one tumultuous ride for the company. What's next for the app that dreamed of changing the face of transportation?

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MTA Board Holds Contentious Hearing, But Has Few Subway Solutions

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The MTA held a nearly five-hour board meeting. The usually cordial gathering got heated over issues related to the governor.

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Rolling Back Bank Regulations

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing to revise and change financial regulations put in place after the Great Recession. House Republicans want to go even further.

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Performances That Mix Visual Art and Dance

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A dance company from L.A., a psychedelic work on Governors Island, and a video installation featuring dancers moving really slow. Just some of the performances to check out this month.


How'd Infrastructure Week Go?

Friday, June 09, 2017

While James Comey led the headlines this week, President Trump spent his time promoting a plan to rebuild the nation's roads and highways with the help of private investment.