Jim O'Grady

Reporter, WNYC News

Jim O’Grady is a reporter, host, and editor at New York Public Radio and a contributor to Gothamist.

His work for broadcast has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple prizes from the Associated Press, New York Press Club, The Deadline Club, and the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) Contest.

His piece on the mechanics of gentrification in New York City for the podcast There Goes the Neighborhood won the 2017 PRNDI Award for Best Podcast Episode. And his episode on masculinity and Trump voters for The United States of Anxiety won the New York Press Club Award for Best Reporting About the U.S. Presidential Race.

His radio stories have also aired on National Public Radio, On the Media, The TakeawayLatino USAOnly A GameStudio 360, and MetroFocus.

O’Grady was a reporter for The New York Times for six years, before and after 9/11. He covered local and national news and was a contributor to the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning special section, “A Nation Challenged.”

He is also an accomplished live storyteller. O’Grady has won 14 Moth StorySLAMS and is a Moth GrandSLAM champion. His story about fake mobsters in Staten Island was featured on This American Life. His New York Times essay about telling effective stories to a live audience is taught in college classes.

He co-authored the biography, Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan. The New York Times praised the book as “an ambitious joint biography with wonderful material about the Berrigans’ father and the brothers’ rebellion against society and the church.” He reflected on Phil Berrigan’s legacy in this New York Times op-ed. His reflections on Daniel Berrigan after his death in 2016 appeared in Politico, America, and The Nation. O’Grady is also the author of the biography, Dorothy Day: With Love for the Poor.

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Jim O'Grady appears in the following:

As Whales Populate The City's Harbors Again, A Look At Why NYC Was Never A Whaling Town

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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In 2020, there have been over 500 whale sightings in the city, compared to only five in 2010. 

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There's More To Balto The Pandemic-Stopping Blizzard Dog Than You Know

Thursday, December 17, 2020

A t the height of his fame, the plot twists of his life were only beginning. 

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NYC's Non-Profit Arts Groups May See Some Financial Relief

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Some of the money will go to teaching artists, who have been struggling.

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Other Covid Symptom: Struggling Arts Programs In The Public Schools

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

An expert in arts education says, “Teaching artists have been the hardest hit" by a 70 percent reduction to special programming in the public schools. 

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What's Gained and Lost When Santa Goes Virtual

Friday, November 27, 2020

Much of life has moved online since Covid and that includes Saint Nick, who's been Zooming a lot.

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Champagne and Soft Serve Ice Cream Flow in NYC Following Biden's Election

Sunday, November 08, 2020

A random poll of New York City businesses found high demand for the two commodities after the election was called for the Democrat.

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Pro-Voter Group Promotes Truly Odd Political Bedfellows: The 2020 Election … And Joy

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Wide Awakes, a street-savvy collective named after an abolitionist group from 1860, is helping to get out the vote while promoting what it calls, "civic joy." 

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Veteran 'New York Times' Reporter Jim Dwyer Dies at 63

Thursday, October 08, 2020

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Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer passed away from complications of lung cancer. 

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New Podcast Looks at the Run Up to 9/11

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Nineteen years have passed since the attacks on 9/11. And now the story of the decade-long shadow struggle that produced them is the subject of a new podcast. 

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Blindspot

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The story of the long, strange wind-up to the attack that remade the world… and the chances we had to stop it. A new series from HISTORY and WNYC Studios.

What Led to 9/11

Friday, September 11, 2020

Jim O'Grady, WNYC features reporter, talks about the 8-part podcast series, "Blindspot: The Road to 9/11"

The Experience of NYC Reporters on 9/11

Friday, September 11, 2020

Jim O'Grady discusses the new HISTORY-WNYC Studios podcast "Blindspot: The Road to 9/11."

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OTM presents - Blindspot: The Road to 9/11

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The story of the long, strange wind-up to the attack that remade the world… and the chances we had to stop it. A new series from HISTORY and WNYC Studios.

"Terrific Tom" And The Mets' Time of Non-Ironic Nicknames

Thursday, September 03, 2020

WNYC's Jim O'Grady shares his memories of Mets great Tom Seaver, who died Monday. 

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Introducing Blindspot: The Road to 9/11

Monday, August 31, 2020

There’s a sense that the 9/11 attacks came out of nowhere. They didn’t. 

Richard Hake, 1969 - 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

WNYC and New York City have lost a pillar of journalism. In loving memory, here is his radio obituary. 
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Richard Hake, 1969 - 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

WNYC and New York City have lost a pillar of journalism. In loving memory, here is his radio obituary. 

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A Beloved Bar or Restaurant Is Many a Small Town's "Living Room." It Hurts To Lose Them

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

In particular, the Traghaven Irish Whiskey Pub in the Hudson Valley town of Tivoli.

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A Dunk So Hard It Knocked A Guy's Teeth Out, And Other Tales Of New York Street Basketball

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

"The City Game," a new show at The Museum of the City of New York, traces the in-your-face style of urban basketball and how it changed the NBA game.

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The Day Kobe Went to Harlem And Won Over New York's Hardcore B-Ball Fans

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sometimes in sports, for better or worse, the rest of life falls away and all that matters is the game ... and that you please the connoisseurs at Rucker Park.

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