Jennifer Vanasco is an editor at WNYC, where she edits local reporting for air and web and is the newsroom's theater critic.
She previously was the Minority Reports columnist for Columbia Journalism Review, where she analyzed how the mainstream media covered social minorities, and the editor in chief of MTV's LGBT news and politics website 365gay.com. Her nationally-syndicated, weekly newspaper column Common Life ran for 14 years and won the Peter Lisagor Award for opinion writing from the Society of Professional Journalists three times. She has also won awards from the New York State Broadcaster's Association, the Associated Press and the Webbys, has published work in anthologies, and was a fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She has taught journalism at Columbia University and the University of Chicago, is on the faculty of the critic's program at the O'Neill, and was invited by the U.S. State Department to coach Iraqi journalists on media ethics at the United Nations. She graduated from Wellesley. You can follow her on Twitter @JenniferVanasco
Jennifer Vanasco appears in the following:
Friday, November 15, 2019
The action will be swift and fierce as four of the best teams from Ireland play a mini-tournament with modified rules.
Monday, November 11, 2019
The heart of "Sesame Street" when it first launched was in Harlem, around 110th Street.
Friday, November 08, 2019
Jennifer Vanasco on youth activism happening around the city this weekend.
Monday, November 04, 2019
Because cameras still aren’t allowed in federal court, media organizations rely on a small group of New York City artists to depict what happens at trials and hearings.
Friday, November 01, 2019
Jennifer Vanasco, who writes about arts and culture for WNYC, gives us suggestions for activities to do this weekend.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
"They take on a mind of their own," says master puppeteer Alex Khan of the symbiosis between his creations and the humans who climb inside them to make them move.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Increasingly, women theater directors are bumping up against — and in some cases crashing through — the glass ceiling on Broadway.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Fans of the series of best-selling books for middle grade readers will find a lot to like. Their parents? Not so much.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
David Henry Hwang's new show is a twist on Rogers and Hammerstein's "The King and I." Kind of.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Jay Vanasco tells us what Halloween activities to do this weekend.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Pope.L's new work "Choir" takes up an entire room with its pipes and tank and gushing fountain.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
They were the Montreal Expos, a team that never quite won it all, before they moved to D.C. and became the Nationals, a team that now has a shot at baseball's championship.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
A story of a lonely creative writing professor and her young student is creepy. And riveting.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
The musical about a carnivorous plant has returned to its Off Broadway roots — so to speak — in a production starring Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle and Tammy Blanchard.
Friday, October 18, 2019
The iconic museum is expanding its definition of modern art beyond the Western canon.
Friday, October 18, 2019
WNYC's Jay Vanasco joins us to discuss what to do this weekend.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Headliners this weekend include Wu Tang Clan, the Bronx's Casanova, ASAP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert.
Monday, October 07, 2019
Fans celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Marvel Comics character at New York City Comic Con.
Saturday, October 05, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda's improvisational comedy group offers something different to Broadway audiences. But it might be out of place there.
Friday, October 04, 2019
Jay Vanasco, WNYC editor in the newsroom who writes about culture and theater, joins us to discuss fall ideas.