Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC and is the host of "The Season."

He was born and raised in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. He attended Stuyvesant High School and Wesleyan University, and has also worked as a producer at WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, a producer at NPR's All Things Considered, a reporter at Radio MultiKulti (sadly now defunct) in Berlin, Germany, and Radio Prague, in the Czech Republic.


Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Can The Fed Stop a Trade War?

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Chairman of the Federal Reserve had good news about the economy this week, but there are some things even the top central banker can't change. What can The Fed do on trade?

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The Mystery of President Trump's Relationship With Putin

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The president's one-on-one meeting with the Russian leader has prompted a fresh round of questions about Donald Trump's business ties to the former Soviet Union.

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Many Uber and Lyft Drivers Barely Make Better than Minimum Wage: Study

Monday, July 02, 2018

New research requested by the Taxi and Limousine Commission suggests that many drivers working for ride-hail services like Lyft and Uber struggle to make ends meet.


Government Employees Spend Your Money at Trump Hotels

Thursday, June 28, 2018

We're tracking Trump’s hotel rooms and the government employees using taxpayer money to stay in them.

What You Need to Know About Wilbur Ross’ Many Conflicts

Friday, June 22, 2018

We talk with Dan Alexander from Forbes about Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

As Regulators Crack Down, Funds Roll in for Electric Scooters

Friday, June 15, 2018

App-controlled, dockless scooters have swept the West Coast and raked in millions of dollars from investors. Where do they go next?

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New York Attorney General Sues to Shut Down Trump Foundation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eric Schneiderman's successor keeps up pressure on president, alleging he illegally used his charity as a piggy bank for legal fees, business expenses and his presidential campaign.

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'Cotton Ball' Sickens People in Brooklyn

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A bad batch of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or "cotton ball," sent as many as 25 drug users to the hospital over the weekend.


Trump, Inc, Live: From ‘The Art of the Deal’ to the Dossier

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Trump, Inc. Team holds a live show in New York City to ponder Donald Trump’s business model from the 1980’s to today.

Sports Betting in New Jersey: Five Things to Know

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Politicians have been trying to bring sports betting to the Garden State for a decade, and now they have their chance.


Trump, Inc. Live

Monday, May 14, 2018

Explore some of the biggest questions about the president's family business with Andrea Bernstein, Ilya Marritz, Eric Umansky, Jesse Eisinger, Masha Gessen and Tony Schwartz.


A Strong Job Market Greets Graduating College Seniors

Monday, May 14, 2018

Unemployment hasn't been this low in the U.S. since the year 2000.

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Tax Overhaul Dents New York Home Sales

Monday, May 14, 2018

The new tax law reduces perks for buyers in high-cost markets like Manhattan, where it's already having an impact—home sales for the first part of this year are down by a quarter.

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The 'King of Debt' Bought in All Cash. Why?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Donald Trump once boasted he makes deals with other people's money. But a new report shows his company made a slew of all-cash deals in the run-up to the presidential election.


The "King of Debt"? He Pays Cash.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Donald Trump has proclaimed himself "the king of debt." So how come he paid all-cash for mansions, golf courses, and a winery?

Michael Cohen Banks $4 Million in Corporate Payments for 'Insights' and 'Advise'

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New payments to Michael Cohen reveal that he has received disbursements from a company tied to a Russian oligarch and from large firms like AT&T and Novartis.


Michael Cohen and the Mysterious Shell Company

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The curious case of Essential Consultants and how it ties President Trump's personal lawyer to Russian oligarchs, a pharmaceutical company, and a porn star.

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How Giuliani is Trying to 'Set the Record Straight'

Thursday, May 03, 2018

With a potential interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the horizon, President Trump's legal team goes on network television to 'set the record straight.'


What Happens at Trump Tower Does Not Stay at Trump Tower

Friday, April 27, 2018

A conversation with the hosts of the Trump, Inc. podcast.

Mayor and City Council Set to Tussle Over MetroCard Discount for Poor

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The half-priced MetroCards will play a big part in this year's budget negotiations at City Hall.