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.


Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Romanian Prime Minister Is Staying at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

It's the latest example of Trump’s company doing business with foreign officials. Two attorneys general have sued Trump over the issue, accusing him of violating the Constitution.

Trump, Inc. Goes Beyond Collusion

Monday, March 25, 2019

We review Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress about the Mueller report — and why we’ve always focused on the evidence of conflicts over the allegations of collusion.

Deal or No Deal, Time’s Running Out for Brexit

Friday, March 22, 2019

Nearly three years after voting to leave the European Union, the deadline is next Friday. There's still no approved plan.

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Atop Vessel, You'll See Old New York Disappearing

Friday, March 22, 2019

Hudson Yards is rising from, and obliterating, one of the last bits of a formerly industrial waterfront.

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Trump’s Moscow Tower Problem

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Donald Trump has tried many times to build in Moscow. We look at some of his partners and find one reason why he might've needed to enlist help from the very top of Russia’s government.

Review: 'Kiss Me Kate" Is Vunderbar

Saturday, March 16, 2019

This buoyant, joyful production brings the house down with witty choreography and a recalibrated story.

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Extreme Makeover: Hudson Yards Edition

Friday, March 15, 2019

It's the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. A closer look at the neighborhood’s dramatic transformation and who it's for.

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Charlie Herman's Cultural Recommendations

Friday, March 15, 2019

“Charlie for the Culture.”


Review: Lincoln Kirstein and the Modern Man

Friday, March 15, 2019

A fascinating new show at MoMA rehabilitates a memorable aesthete.


Hudson Yards Opens for Business

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tomorrow, a new neighborhood is born in Midtown West. 

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Trump and Tariffs: Was it Worth The Fight?

Friday, March 08, 2019

The Trump administration is reportedly close to reaching a a deal with China over trade. Will the final deal justify the cost to U.S. businesses and consumers?

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Review: Genji Arrives in New York

Friday, March 08, 2019

A fascinating show at the Metropolitan Museum puts a feminist spin on a Japanese classic.

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Six Tips for Preparing for the Mueller Report, Which May or May Not Be Coming

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Here’s what to keep in mind while waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Review: A Stripped-Down Production of "Merrily We Roll Along" Gleams

Sunday, March 03, 2019

This work of Stephen Sondheim's may not be his best — but this production from Fiasco Theater brings out its warmth.

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Review: 'Superhero' Is a Charming New Musical for Adults

Saturday, March 02, 2019

A wonderful premise for a musical — that doesn't always soar.


'Charlie for the Culture'

Friday, March 01, 2019

“Charlie for the Culture.”


Review: Peter Brant Opens a Flashy New Museum in the East Village

Friday, March 01, 2019

Think of the space as Basquiat headquarters.

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What We’ve Learned From Michael Cohen

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Trump, Inc. hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz review the congressional testimony by the president’s former lawyer.

How a Nigerian Presidential Candidate Hired a Trump Lobbyist and Ended Up in Trump’s Lobby

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We spent a night at President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. — and we met lots of interesting people.

Sounding Circuits: The Surprising Early History of Electronic Music

Monday, February 25, 2019

While most people didn’t begin to hear it until the 1960s, composers had already been working for decades to figure out ways to create music using new technology.