Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin is a reporter at WNYC covering economic development.

Before joining WNYC, she was a reporter for American Public Media's Marketplace.  Janet has also worked as a producer and guest host on APM's The Story.  She's reported on many stories for various NPR programs.  Janet was a Gerald Loeb Awards finalist for her reporting on merchant power plants

Her business reporting at WNYC earned Janet a Front Page award for specialized reporting from the Newswomen's Club of New York.

Janet Babin appears in the following:

Sanctuary Restaurant Movement to Protect Workers, Immigrants

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Riffing on Sanctuary Cities, Sanctuary Restaurants promise to stand up for workers and immigrant rights.


Donald Trump Faces Lawsuit From Local Teen Over Climate Change

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Victoria Barrett, along with 20 others, filed a lawsuit against President Obama and the federal government over climate change. Now, it’s Donald Trump’s problem.


Trump's Travel Ban Prompts Second Day of Protests

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Yorkers streamed into in Battery Park, a historic site where millions of immigrants were once welcomed to New York, demanding an end to President Trump's travel ban.

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Donald Trump's Childhood Home Auctioned Off

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Interest came from China, South Africa and Europe, but the sealed bidding didn't reveal who the buyers were, or why they would want the five-bedroom, Jamaica Estates home.


Cuomo Advances New Affordable Housing Tax Break

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New York's governor is proposing a way to replace a lapsed program that offers tax breaks to developers in exchange for affordable housing.


Jared Kushner's NYC Buildings Could Pose a Conflict

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The President-elect's son-in-law owns dozen of properties and has billions of dollars in mortgages and loans from various financial firms, some that have connections to Trump.

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What Trump's HUD Pick Could Mean for New York City

Monday, December 05, 2016

Ben Carson, Trump's pick to lead HUD, grew up in subsidized housing, but it's unclear if he'll be an advocate for public and affordable housing in the city.

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Donald Trump Settles Fraud Charges Over Trump University

Friday, November 18, 2016

The New York Attorney General settled with the President-elect in his fraud case against Trump University


The GOP Pollster Who Predicted Trump's Win

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

GOP pollster John McLaughlin says his own polling data pointed to a Trump victory, but even he didn't anticipate how well Trump would do with women voters.

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Political Party with Keli Goff: Election Night Party

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Join us via live stream for our Election Night party with WNYC, in partnership with Guardian US and Refinery29. Games, commentary and live updates. 


Disgusted with the Election, Some Americans Look for Love with Canadians

Monday, November 07, 2016

A new dating app helps pair Canadians with Americans who may want to head north after Nov. 8.


This Week in Politics: An Election Like No Other

Saturday, November 05, 2016

As Election Day approaches, we look back on 2016 with WNYC's election news team.

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Presidential Campaign Is a Nail-biter, and New Yorkers are Worried

Friday, November 04, 2016

New Yorkers say they're anxious about the campagin. Some channel that energy into volunteering for their candidate.


Dems Hope to Take Back New York State Senate By Way of Long Island

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is cast as the boogie man in several tight suburban races.


Trump's Name Is Across from a Civil Rights Plaque — and It Irks Activists

Friday, October 28, 2016

Activists say it denigrates the memory of three slain civil rights activists.


Is Donald Trump Saving NYC Millions, or Making Millions Off Taxpayers?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The candidate says he saved taxpayers millions when he stepped in to help city projects; records show he's making millions off them.

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Game Throws Science at Donald Trump

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Finnish entrepreneur fed up with Donald Trump's tweets denying climate change created a game where users can throw books and globes at him.


Donald Trump Courts Hindus, Indians in New Jersey

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Most polls show Indians will not vote for Donald Trump, but one of his big money supporters is an immigrant from India and is trying to change that.


Trump Tax Report Raises Questions in Real Estate, Casino Circles

Monday, October 03, 2016

A New York Times report on Trump's 1995 tax return found he might not have paid taxes, yet he still passed muster with New Jersey regulators.

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New Citizens Want to Vote for Clinton

Friday, September 16, 2016

The new citizens came from 53 countries — and many said they decided to apply for citizenship in order to vote in the November Presidential election.