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:

Should CEOs Weigh in on the Gun Debate?

Friday, February 23, 2018

In some instances, corporate executives feel compelled to get involved in hot-button political issues. Could gun control be next?

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A New Organ For Manhattan’s Oldest Church

Thursday, February 22, 2018

St. Paul’s Chapel, “The Little Chapel That Stood,” celebrates a new instrument with a weeklong festival.

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Trump, Russia and 'Alternative Financing'

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Why is President Trump so solicitous of Russia? Glenn Simpson with Fusion GPS has a theory, involving Trump’s businesses.

Review: Heading Downtown with Peter Hujar

Friday, February 16, 2018

The late photographer looks first-rate at the Morgan Library.

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Reversing Course on Consumer Protection Agency

Friday, February 16, 2018

Big changes are coming to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under interim head Mick Mulvaney. He once called the agency a "sick, sad" joke. 

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Money Laundering and the Trump Taj Mahal

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The casino’s money laundering controls were so lacking, regulators found, it amounted to “willful" violations of the law.

Open For Business

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Forbes investigative reporter Dan Alexander found the president's company is collecting at least $175 million in commercial rents. And Trump doesn't have to tell us who's paying.

The Many Questions of ‘Trump Inc.’

Friday, February 09, 2018

Where is the line between the Trump businesses and the Trump White House?


Trump's 'No Conflict Situation'

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

As president, he says he can’t have a conflict of interest with his businesses. But that interpretation turns the ethics laws on their head.

‘Hedge Fund King’ Steven Cohen Gets Back to Business

Friday, February 02, 2018

With an insider trading scandal behind him, Steven Cohen is looking to return to the hedge fund world and work with clients again. What does his return say about Wall Street today?


Here For It: Jay-Z on Trump, The Grammys and a Dancer's Mythical Beast

Monday, January 29, 2018

Jay-Z made some comments about President Trump and things got heated on Twitter. The Grammys served Kesha's emotional comeback. And a new dance project interrogates the black body. 


New York Public Radio Reshuffles Executive Leadership Amid Harassment Allegations

Friday, January 26, 2018

After allegations of harassment at the station and the firing of two longtime hosts, the station is reorganizing.

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A New Look at Harlem's Ballet Trailblazer

Friday, January 26, 2018

A new exhibit on the life of New York City Ballet's first African-American principal dancer and founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Arthur Mitchell, at the Wallach Art Gallery.


Review: Joseph Cornell and Juan Gris: Art’s New Odd Couple

Friday, January 26, 2018

A small, delightful exhibition of Cornell’s work has just opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that explores how one artist can inspire another one.

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Trump on Trade: Go Global, or Go it Alone?

Friday, January 26, 2018

President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland will set the tone for an important year in global trade decisions for the U.S.


New Tax Plan: It's Good to Be a Banker

Friday, January 19, 2018

This year, some banks expect to pay an effective tax rate of less than 20 percent under the recently passed Republican tax plan, down from 35 percent.


New York City Ballet at a Crossroads

Thursday, January 18, 2018

It starts the winter season without longtime leader Peter Martins after he retired amidst harassment allegations. And a look ahead to two other dance companies, from Cuba and France.

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Facing a Federal Government Shutdown. Again.

Friday, January 12, 2018

With partisanship running high in Congress, will lawmakers pass a final budget before short-term funding expires on January 19? Or will they punt the issue to a later date? 

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What You Should Know About Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies

Friday, January 05, 2018

They're setting record prices and getting a lot of scrutiny. So is now the time you should start paying more attention?


New York Public Radio Fires Hosts Lopate and Schwartz

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A WNYC News investigation finds complaints to management about the two longtime hosts go back years.

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