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:

Upfront About the Future of Network TV

Friday, May 19, 2017

Executives from the major TV networks were in New York to promote their shows for the fall to advertisers in what's known as the upfronts. What's the future of broadcast TV?


'Bone-Breaking' Dance FLEXN Returns to Park Avenue Armory

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Brooklyn-born dance style flex mixes art and social activism to explore issues around justice in America.


Lumps and Bumps: The Avant-Garde Designer Rei Kawakubo

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Met Museum's spring show at the Costume Institute highlights the creative force behind the label Comme des Garçons. She's been challenging our ideas of fashion for her entire career.

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Review: How Not to Handle Your Art Career.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Florine Stettheimer was a great painter who couldn’t deal with it.

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Is France Heading for a Frexit?

Friday, May 05, 2017

French citizens will choose between independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen.


Serious, Complex Musicals Star in the Tony Nominations

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

"Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" got 12 nominations, but "Dear Evan Hansen" is favored to win best new musical.


Trump Unveils Plan to Cut Taxes, Who Will Benefit?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Many presidents before him have tried — and failed — to enact tax reform. For his plan to succeed, there's going to be negotiations.


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.