Charlie Herman

Business and Economics Editor

Charlie Herman is the Business and Economics 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:

The Perks Of Cell Phone Hell

Friday, November 27, 2015

One company might be to blame for the newly complicated web of cell phone plans on the market. But it might actually be the best time to buy a plan.

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The Price of The Paris Terror

Friday, November 20, 2015

Last week's attacks on Paris could have economic ripple effects on the Eurozone and tech encryption in the U.S.


The Economics of Our Fantasies

Friday, November 13, 2015

New York's Attorney General is saying the billion dollar fantasy sports industry amounts to illegal gambling. Is it a game of skill or chance?


You're Not As Creative As You Think

Thursday, November 12, 2015

And that's okay. At work, there's gotta be a balance.


Honey, Let's Shrink the Banks

Friday, November 06, 2015

The call to break up the nation’s big banks continues, even as bankers argue the financial system is dramatically safer.

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Hanging with Frank Stella

Friday, October 30, 2015

A new retrospective of the artist throws out the usual, chronological order and mixes older works with recent ones. The result is "thrilling."


Where We'd Be Without a National Bank

Friday, October 30, 2015

Our Federal Reserve wasn't always a given. It was an epic battle to create a central bank, and it almost didn't happen.


Making Yourself Heard

Thursday, October 29, 2015

When you're not seen as the expert, there are ways to get people to take you seriously.


The Switch to Chip

Friday, October 23, 2015

Americans are finally getting credit cards with chips on the front. The rest of world has been using these fraud-fighting cards for decades. What's taken us so long?    

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Deal-Making and Drinking: Do They Mix?

Friday, October 16, 2015

Beer giant AB InBev wants to acquire its rival SABMiller. It's one of many billion dollar deals this year. At this rate, we'll set an all-time record in 2015. Is that good?


The Awkward Art of the Job Interview

Thursday, October 15, 2015

If you're looking to hire, finding the right person can be hard. But are you asking the right questions? Netflix's former chief talent officer has some advice.

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The Present and Future of Cabaret

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Four nights of cabaret performances, from the music of World War II to the Rolling Stones.


Two Shows to See in a Season Full of Openings

Friday, October 09, 2015

One exhibit focuses on money, politics and art in the Middle East. The other features a lesser-known Renaissance artist.

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Is Being a College Jock a Real Job?

Friday, October 09, 2015

The NCAA is under fire from current and former college athletes who argue they're more than just students and should be paid accordingly.

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Reducing Yourself To a Sheet or Two of Paper

Thursday, October 01, 2015

What if resume-writing wasn't a soul-crushing activity?

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What We Know (and Don't Know) about Photographs

Friday, September 25, 2015

Three new shows at the Jewish Museum explore the power of photographs and the stories they tell (and what we tell ourselves).


Volkswagen Sputters as the Popemobile Cruises Along

Friday, September 25, 2015

VW installs software that can deceive emissions inspections. And the pope visits the U.S. with a message about tolerance and fairness in the world economy.


Pope for the Poor in a Rich Man's City

Friday, September 18, 2015

Pope Francis comes to New York City next week. How will he balance his modesty with the need to raise money for the Church during his first trip to the home of Wall Street?


Five Reasons to Swipe Right on a New Job

Thursday, September 17, 2015

As the economy improves and creates more options for work, the temptation to leave your job is growing, too. So how do you know it's the right time to quit?

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Stop Trying To Tell the Fed's Future

Friday, September 11, 2015

The outlook is still hazy if the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. Does it matter?