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:

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?


The Half-Hour Drama of Picking a Show to Watch

Friday, September 04, 2015

It’s a great time to watch TV, if you can only figure out which shows to watch and where to find them.


When Bad Listeners Grow Up to Be Bosses

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Here's how to get them (or maybe it's you) to sit down and pay attention.


The Country That's Making the Stock Market Crazy

Friday, August 28, 2015

Could it be, um, China? Here's how one of the biggest engines of global economic growth is now among its biggest liabilities.

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The Market Takes a Dive

Monday, August 24, 2015

Charlie Herman, Business and Economics Editor for WNYC News, updates us on plunging markets in New York and around the world.

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Amazon's Cutthroat Culture: Cruel by Design?

Friday, August 21, 2015

The online retailer is described as a severe place to work. But for some, it's a challenging place with lots of opportunities. What makes an office a great place to work?

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Stop Whining. Do Your Work.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We sometimes don’t want to tackle our to do list and prefer to whine instead. Here's how to trick yourself into doing the jobs you hate.


Getting Financial Advisers to Care (More) About You

Friday, August 14, 2015

Right now, if they give you retirement advice, they don’t necessarily have to put your interests ahead of their personal gain. President Obama wants to change that.

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Love Thy Office Frenemies

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The workplace is perfectly designed for love-hate relationships. Turns out, that might actually be great.

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Does a U.S. Embassy in Cuba Change Its Economy?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Official embassies opened in Havana and Washington, D.C., this week. What does that mean for the Cuban economy?


Stop Calling Yourself a Social Media Ninja

Thursday, July 23, 2015

If you want to succeed at work, you're going to have to learn how to brag gracefully. But how do you do it without being obnoxious?

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A Year After Eric Garner's Death, Sales of Loose Cigarettes Continue

Friday, July 17, 2015

Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by police. Police officers were responding to reports that he was selling "loosies" or single, untaxed cigarettes.

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Patti LuPone Takes on Theater Etiquette

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Patti LuPone talks about theater etiquette, theater-goers and their cell phones. Plus: why she grabbed the phone of a woman who'd been texting during her performance of "Shows For Days."

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Harper Lee's Controversial 'Watchman' a Reminder of 'Painful History'

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Go Set a Watchman, the prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, was released Tuesday.


Clinton Outlines Economic Agenda, But Offers Few Specifics

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday's speech at The New School was short on details.