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:

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

Thursday, October 08, 2020

WNYC
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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Two Giants of New York Baseball Headed to Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

One is a household name. The other is one of the game's most important and influential figures.

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Renaming Robert Moses State Park: Overdue Correction Or Overreaction?

Friday, January 17, 2020

New York State Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell wants a commission to study whether Moses's "racist" methods call for deleting his name from one of his signature projects.

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Met Museum: Our Age Of Technology Begins With Wild Inventions From The Baroque

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Ingenious gizmos like mechanical clocks with precision engineering and humanoid automatons that wrote in script gave a glimpse at what was possible.

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Major League Baseball Plan Would Cut 40 Minor League Teams, Including Staten Island Yankees

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Major League Baseball is considering shrinking its minor league system from 160 teams to 118. And that could mean some problems for the Staten Island Yankees.

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Irish 'Warrior Sport' of Hurling about to Bust Out at Citifield

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.

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Knicks Sink to Bottom of League like a Hippo in Quicksand. It Didn't Have To Be This Way

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In 2013, the team stumbled onto a style of play that turned out to be the future of basketball ... then promptly discarded it.

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Agreed: New York Needs a Museum of African American History. Disputed: How to Get It off the Ground

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Some are urging the city to pay for a study of the idea; others say, skip the study and just begin.

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