Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz is a senior reporter at WNYC and the co-host of Trump, Inc.

Ilya was born and raised in Manhattan. His work has been heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, On The Media, Planet Money, and The World. He has contributed print pieces to The Daily News, The New Yorker online, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Financial Times. Since 2018, he has been the co-host of the duPont silver baton-winning podcast Trump, Inc., produced by WNYC and ProPublica.

He previously hosted The Season, a podcast about a struggling college football team, the Columbia University Lions.

He has worked as a reporter at WNYC since 2008. Prior to that, Ilya was a producer at The Brian Lehrer Show and at NPR's All Things Considered, and a reporter at Radio Prague.



Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

The Watchdogs

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

President Donald Trump’s purge of watchdogs is on the mind of one of the newly hired officials charged with overseeing the more than $2 trillion CARES Act.

New Questions for Trump’s Biggest Lenders

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Changes to financial documents helped the Trump Organization borrow $73 million more than it had previously. Plus: We revisit our reporting on President Trump and Deutsche Bank.

Temporary Presidential Immunity

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

President Trump's lawyer argued before the Supreme Court that, while in office, the chief executive is immune from criminal investigations by local authorities.

The Accountants

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Trump’s accountants have been crucial enablers in his remarkable rise. And like their marquee client, they have a colorful and tangled story of their own.

How Trump Is Eligible for a Coronavirus Rescue

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

We're looking at all the ways President Trump's businesses and allies stand to benefit from the government's coronavirus response.

What To Look Out For

Friday, March 27, 2020

The coronavirus bailout will cost $2 trillion. We'll be following the money.

Economics in the Time of Corona

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

As the specter of large scale quarantines loom, how will that lost income (and the price of oil) affect the markets, and the broader economy?

The Family Business

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

It's not just that the president has mixed his business and governing. It's that the way Trump does business is spreading across the government. 

Paying to Protect the President

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Trump Organization said government guests could stay in its hotels at cost, then charged the Secret Service rates as high as $650 a night.

How the Ukraine Mess Ties Back to Campaign Finance

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Trump, Inc. co-host Ilya Marritz discusses the link between an unusual donation to Trump-supporting super PAC and the Ukraine affair, the event that led to President Trump's impeachment.


An Intimate Dinner with President Trump

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

How a six-figure pledge and a private dinner at the Trump International Hotel led to a pressure campaign in Ukraine and the impeachment of the president.

The Trump Inauguration’s ‘Unconscionable Contract’

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Prosecutors are investigating whether the Trump family business overcharged Donald Trump's inaugural committee — a story first reported by Trump, Inc.

Donald and Ivanka Trump Were Involved in Inauguration's Inflated Payments to Family Business, New Suit Says

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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“Members of the Trump family were aware of and involved in the negotiation of this unconscionable contract,” the District of Columbia’s attorney general wrote in the suit.


The Different Campaign Styles Of Biden And Warren

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden didn't have any appearances before the public during his time in New York. But Elizabeth Warren did.


News Quiz 2019: Impeachment and the Mueller Report

Friday, December 27, 2019

Test your knowledge of the Mueller Report and the Ukraine investigation.

News Quiz 2019: News of the World (That's Not Russia)

Friday, December 27, 2019

Test your memories of 2019 and world news

Judge Dismisses Local Effort to Prosecute Manafort

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A New York judge has dismissed a case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort brought by Manhattan's District Attorney.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

During a 2019 hunting trip, Donald Trump Jr. killed a rare argali sheep. The Mongolian government issued him a hunting permit retroactively and he met with the country's president.

What Is Giuliani Doing in Ukraine?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Rudy went to Ukraine, he says, to write his own report, a counter-narrative to Dems' charges. Trump, Inc. co-hosts tell us why he's talking to people widely considered to be corrupt.

What is Giuliani Doing in Ukraine?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The president's personal attorney spent last week in Ukraine meeting with current and former officials in pursuit of damaging information about Trump's political rivals.