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:

New York City Ballet Celebrates the Future of Ballet

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The "Here/Now Festival" features 43 ballets from 22 choreographers created for the company during the past 25 years.

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Reviewing Trump's First 100 Days in Office

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sure, it's an arbitrary number, but it's become a way to assess a new President's early successes, failures and leadership style. So, like Mayor Koch used to say, "How am I doin'?"


When Shopping Malls Become Ghost Towns

Friday, April 14, 2017

What happens when giants like Macy’s, Sears and J.C. Penney close hundreds of shops, leaving empty shopping malls throughout the country.

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Student Debt: Can't Live with It, Can't Go to School Without It

Friday, April 07, 2017

With the deadline for high school seniors to pick a college approaching, students — and their parents — are considering how to pay for the financial burden of higher education. 


Obamacare Is Here to Stay — Now What?

Friday, March 31, 2017

While the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare failed, legislators could still make it hard for the healthcare law to survive. What will that mean for the insured?


Artist's Depiction of Emmett Till's Open Casket Sparks Controversy at Whitney Biennial

Friday, March 24, 2017

The painting "Open Casket" by Dana Schutz has become a lightning rod.

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A Skyscraper, a Chinese Company and the Kushners

Friday, March 24, 2017

A firm with connections to the Chinese government is reportedly discussing an investment in an NYC building owned by the family of presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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When in Doubt, Attack the Numbers

Friday, March 17, 2017

The President and his supporters have been dismissing government statistics they disagree with, opening the doors for future attacks on independent agencies and their numbers.


History of Modern American Dance in One Evening

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Paul Taylor presents his work along with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham in one evening at Lincoln Center. And at BAM, Mark Morris reunites opera and dance.


Rising Stocks and the Trump Effect

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wall Street seems unfazed by the issues that have surfaced in the Trump administration — but even as stocks reach record highs, should Americans brace for a drop?


New York's Met Museum Director Resigns Amid Financial Troubles

Friday, March 03, 2017

The director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art resigned this week. His departure underscores financial difficulties the museum is facing.


Hating on Uber

Friday, March 03, 2017

From claims of sexual harassment to allegations it stole self-driving technology, the company and its CEO are having a tough couple of months.  

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The Murky Future of Financial Regulations and Consumer Protections

Friday, February 24, 2017

Many Republicans spent years fighting financial regulations put in place after the 2008 recession. Now that President Trump is in charge, they’re trying to roll back many of the rules. 


How Cuts in Arts Funding Could Affect New York

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Funding slashes reportedly considered by the Trump administration could affect New York City arts organizations big and small.

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Trump Turns to a New York Financier, Again

Friday, February 17, 2017

The president may be considering the billionaire founder of a private equity firm to lead a review of the intelligence community.


Martha Graham, Past and Present

Friday, February 17, 2017

The dance company presents an early work from 1931 that is not often performed, along with new works from contemporary choreographers.


Trump Tax Cuts on the Horizon

Friday, February 17, 2017

With a repeal of Obamacare slowing down and a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan up in the air, tax reform might be the promise Donald Trump can make good on this year.


REVIEW: Raymond Pettibon as the Underground Man.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Is he for real, or is he trying to be a cranky Dostoevsky character?

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The Future of Net Neutrality

Friday, February 10, 2017

There's a new boss at the FCC who might be taking a "less is more" approach to regulating telecoms. And that has many consumer advocates worried.

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Venice Comes to New York City

Monday, February 06, 2017

Carnegie's Hall month-long festival celebrates "La Serenissima" — or the "Most Serene Republic" — with concertos, chamber music and operas.

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