Cindy Rodriguez is the Urban Policy reporter for New York Public Radio.
Her stories include in-depth looks at homelessness, neighborhood violence and more recently the impact of Sandy on poor communities in flood damaged areas. She’s won the Associated Press’ Best Enterprise Reporting award twice – most recently in 2010 for a story that exposed unscrupulous landlords taking advantage of people living on the margins and desperate for a place to live.
Rodriguez has also covered New York’s immigrant population. A story about an immigrant restaurant worker who narrowly escaped death on September 11th won her an NFCB Golden Reel Award. Originally from San Antonio, she moved to New York City in 1995 and lives in Queens.
Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports that NYPD Sergeant Hugh Barry has been acquitted of all charges in the killing of a mentally ill Bronx woman last year.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Closing arguments have concluded in the trial of Hugh Barry, who shot and killed Deborah Danner in her Bronx apartment in October 2016.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sgt. Hugh Barry described his version of what happened on an October evening in 2016 when Deborah Danner ended up dead in the bedroom of her Bronx apartment.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The trial of Sergeant Hugh Barry will shed light on a challenging aspect of police work that often leads to deadly confrontations—responding to emotionally disturbed people.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Shola Olatoye, already under scrutiny for falsely authorizing lead paint inspections, takes another misstep.
Friday, January 12, 2018
By limiting the places from where packages to inmates could come from, the state thought they could crack down on contraband. But now the governor says the program is flawed.
Friday, January 05, 2018
The nursing home operators at the center of a 2016 real estate scandal agreed, as part of a settlement, to open up new facilities, pay fines and make a big charitable donation.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The city plans to close one of the nine jails on the notorious Rikers Island by this summer. The jail houses just under 10 percent of inmates incarcerated on Rikers.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Housing Secretary Ben Carson says tenants should be given an escrow account for repairs; if they don't use it, they could keep the money.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Haitian community leaders are denouncing a form of child slavery back home. They want to identify victims now living in Brooklyn so they can offer them mental health services.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Brooklyn Hospital has agreed to reimburse dozens of sexual assault survivors after it improperly billed them for the exams that produce evidence used to catch and prosecute rapists.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The city's public housing authority claimed for years it was complying with federal lead-paint regulations — but it really wasn't, leaving thousands of kids at risk of lead poisoning.
Friday, November 10, 2017
New state regulations would require employers to give workers their schedules two weeks in advance or pay extra for last minute changes.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Cherell Manuel stayed for more than a year in hotels after Sandy. Her new home isn't perfect, but it's a home.
Friday, October 06, 2017
A United Airlines flight out of Newark delivered supplies and relief workers to Puerto Rico. On the way back, it picked up hundreds of evacuees in need.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
The latest on relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
A WNYC reporter joined a humanitarian flight bringing workers and supplies to the island. Many on board, who also hoped to reach loved ones, described the conditions there.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The lobby is a confusing mixture of historical images that also include Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Attica prison riots of 1971.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Federal prosecutors said there's not enough evidence to prosecute police who shot and killed a Harlem man experiencing a mental breakdown. The man's mother says she's outraged.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Families with a member facing a mental health crisis have an alternative to 911: mobile crisis teams.