Jennifer Vanasco

News Editor, WNYC News

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:

The Stay In

Friday, May 29, 2020

WNYC arts and culture editor Jennifer Vanasco talks about what to do from home this weekend.

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How An Anti-Tech LGBTQ Bar Became a Small Global Phenomenon

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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A popular bar in the West Village known for being a safe haven for the queer community has acquiesced to the one thing they don't allow..filming

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'The Stay In'

Thursday, May 21, 2020

WNYC's Jennifer Vanasco on what online classes to take during the pandemic. 

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The Stay In

Friday, May 15, 2020

WNYC arts and culture editor Jennifer Vanasco talks about what to do from home this weekend.

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Miss The Sounds Of The City? The Library Has A Solution

Friday, May 01, 2020

Did you ever think you'd miss the sound of a jackhammer? Or the subway? Or someone walking by you in a hurry, talking loudly into their headphones?

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The Stay In

Thursday, April 30, 2020

WNYC Culture Editor Jennifer Vanasco talks about what to do at home this weekend.

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Good Vibes While Staying In

Monday, April 27, 2020

Jennifer Vanasco joins us for some Good Vibes, courtesy of "Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration" and more from the theater world.

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Now That It's The Only Sound They Hear, New Yorkers Are Complaining About Their Neighbors

Friday, April 24, 2020

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According to WNYC's analysis, residential noise complaints have gone up about 22% more than last year.

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The Stay In

Friday, April 17, 2020

WNYC news editor Jennifer Vanasco talks about what to do at home this weekend.

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'The Stay In'

Friday, April 10, 2020

WNYC arts and culture editor Jay Vanasco on ways to take in culture from your home. 

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The Stay In

Friday, April 03, 2020

WNYC news editor Jennifer Vanasco talks about what to do at home this weekend.

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Church Leaders Find What It Means To Lead A Congregation in Isolation

Friday, March 27, 2020

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Pastor John Flack leads a Lutheran church in Washington Heights. He is re-adjusting his sermon for Easter Sunday now that his congregation is meeting remotely.

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The Stay In

Friday, March 20, 2020

WNYC news editor Jennifer Vanasco talks about what to do at home this weekend.

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NYC Declares State of Emergency, Bans Large Gatherings, Nursing Home Visits

Thursday, March 12, 2020

As coronavirus cases continue to grow in the state and city, Broadway suspends productions and some museums are closing.

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Why Broadway Isn't Closed Yet

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Industry insiders and city officials say there's good reason to keep the lights on.

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Review: 'The Perplexed' Is...Perplexing

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Richard Greenberg's new play is a bloated, overlong mess.

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The Get Out

Friday, March 06, 2020

WNYC news editor Jennifer Vanasco joins us to discuss what to do this weekend in her ongoing series, “The Get Out.”

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The Get Out

Friday, February 28, 2020

WNYC news editor Jennifer Vanasco joins us to discuss what to do this weekend in her ongoing series, “The Get Out.”

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'To Kill A Mockingbird' Hits Madison Square Garden In Special Performance For Students

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Eighteen thousand New York City public school students attend the one-time performance of the play, which is currently on Broadway.

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West Side Story Is Great — Almost

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Van Hove and De Keersmaeker’s West Side Story has a ferocious, inventive energy. But then — there's the video.

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