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:

Chair of Landmarks Commission to Step Down in June

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Meenakshi Srinivasan spoke with WNYC's Richard Hake about the four years she led the Commission.


The Company Michael Cohen Kept

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Long before Donald Trump’s attorney paid Stormy Daniels or had his office raided by the FBI, a pattern was established: The associates of Michael Cohen often land in legal trouble.

Are ‘Rocket Billionaires’ the New NASA?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched his red Tesla Roadster into space. But it was more than just a stunt. The big deal about the "new space race."


Review: Learning Your Latina

Friday, April 13, 2018

“Radical Women” at the Brooklyn Museum is thankfully fun and unpreachy.

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Trump’s Company Is Suing Towns Across the Country to Get Breaks on Taxes

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Why is Trump’s business arguing its properties are worth just a fraction of what Trump has claimed they are on his own financial disclosures? To save on taxes.

Sinclair Seeks to Expand as ‘False News’ Script Raises Eyebrows

Friday, April 06, 2018

It owns nearly 200 local television stations and wants to buy even more. That could get complicated after the company mandated local anchors read a statement against "fake news."

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Review: Pencil This In

Friday, April 06, 2018

April brings major drawing shows by Cy Twombly and Terry Winters.

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Go Do This: 'Three Tall Women' Finally Makes it to Broadway

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Glenda Jackson returns to acting after a 23-year hiatus to star in a Pulitzer Prizing-winning Edward Albee play that's never been staged on Broadway. It was worth the wait.

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Trump, the Ex-Lobbyist and 'Chemically Castrated' Frogs

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

This week, we’re digging into business interests in the Trump administration and how you can help us dive into the "swamp."

Fresh Perspective on Classic Works in Dance This Spring

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Basil Twist mixes colorful puppetry with Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique," the Dance Theatre of Harlem revives "Dougla" and Dada Masilo brings new "Giselle" to the Joyce Theater.


Will It Get Worse For Big Tech?

Friday, March 30, 2018

The 'FAANGs" — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google — have been investor darlings for years. But amid bad news, the sector has been taking a dive. Are new regulations next?


The Many Red Flags of Trump’s Partners in India

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Trump Organization has five active projects in India, a country where corruption is common in the real estate industry.

‘The Low Road’ of America’s Free Market Capitalism

Friday, March 23, 2018

A new play at the Public Theater explores Adam Smith's "invisible hand" and the dark side of laissez-faire capitalism. Trust us, it's a comedy!

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Review: The Met Learns to Love Its Body

Friday, March 23, 2018

Powerful and bizarre in equal measure, the new show at the Met Breuer mingles acknowledged masterworks with undisguised kitsch.


Go Do This: Making What’s Hidden Visible

Thursday, March 22, 2018

With so much to see and do in New York City, here are three suggestions to get you off the couch this weekend.


Former Indian Official: Donald Trump Jr. Pushed 'Blatantly Illegal' Project

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Trump project in Mumbai had its permits revoked after investigators found “significant irregularities.” Then, Trump Jr. traveled to India to get the decision overruled.

Trump DOJ Gears Up to Fight AT&T and Time Warner Merger

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Department of Justice under President Trump is fighting the $85 billion deal with a lawsuit citing threats to competition and higher prices. The trial is set to begin next week.

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Where’d Trump’s Record Inauguration Spending Go? 'It’s Inexplicable'

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The inaugural committee raised $107 million, including what appear to be the first dark money contributions to an inauguration.

Trade Wars: Return of the Tariffs

Friday, March 09, 2018

With Wall Street veteran economic adviser Gary Cohn on his way out of the White House, what trade policies can we expect from the president?

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Go Do This: 'Black Light,' a Visit to the "Zoo" and Remembering History

Friday, March 09, 2018

Put down the remote and put off spending the weekend on the couch binge watching. Here are three things to worth checking out this month.