Joseph Capriglione

News Editor, WNYC News

Joseph Capriglione works as a News Editor in the WNYC newsroom.

He works with the station’s roster of hosts, producers and reporters on stories that air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He was the founding producer of WNYC's long-form narrative unit that created the acclaimed podcasts The United States of Anxiety and Caught. In 2015, he served as the producer for the team that won a Peabody Award for their coverage of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the Bridgegate scandal.

Prior to joining the newsroom full time, Joseph worked at WNYC as a freelance producer for The Brian Lehrer Show and The Takeaway. He got his start in public radio as a general assignment reporter at Newark’s WBGO. He’s also done freelance reporting and production work for NPR, Marketplace and the BBC World Service. 

Joseph Capriglione appears in the following:

NJ's Long and Winding Road to Marijuana Legalization

Monday, February 22, 2021

Gov. Murphy finally signed multiple pieces of legislation that officially legalize marijuana in the Garden State.


Trump’s First Atlantic City Casino Is Imploded, And Spectators Marvel At The Symbolism

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Trump name was officially vanquished Wednesday from the town that brought the former President Donald Trump so much fame, fortune and failure.


New Jersey Voted to Legalize Weed. So Why Are People Still Getting Arrested?

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and establish the regulatory structure for the state's marketplace remains unsigned by Gov. Phil Murphy.


New York City Commission On Human Rights Finds New Approach To Tackling Housing Discrimination

Thursday, February 11, 2021

New York City is deploying a new strategy to fight discrimination against low-income tenants who rely on housing subsidies to help pay the rent.

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New Jersey Voted to Legalize Weed. Why Are People Still Getting Arrested?

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and establish the regulatory structure for the state's marketplace remains unsigned by Gov. Phil Murphy.


Housing In NYC Remains Unaffordable, Report Says

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

A new report says housing remains deeply unaffordable in New York City, despite Mayor de Blasio's prioritization of the issue.


Federal Prison In NJ Has the Worst COVID-19 Outbreak In U.S. -- Again

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

 There are currently 442 COVID cases inside the Burlington County prison among inmates and 11 cases among staff. 


City Makes Changes To Annual Street Homelessness Count Due To Pandemic

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New York City will change how it conducts its annual street homelessness count as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Amid Pandemic, Chronically Homeless Man Gets His Own Home

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Peter Malvan spent seven years living on the streets of New York, but during the COVID-19 pandemic his life changed dramatically. 


NJ Begins Rolling Out COVID Vaccines

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

New Jersey's only public hospital is the first to roll out the state's COVID vaccination program


NJ's COVID-19 Testing Patchwork Isn't Meeting Soaring Demand

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Interviews with local and county health officials, as well as health experts point to one of the culprits: New Jersey’s decentralized system of testing.


Leader of NJ's Marijuana Legalization Effort: Taxation, Cultivation Caps Still Being Debated in Legislature

Thursday, December 03, 2020

The amendment legalizing marijuana in New Jersey goes into effect January 1st. But lawmakers still need to pass a bill establishing a regulatory framework for the cannabis industry.


NJ Voters Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana. Now What?

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A conversation with Dianna Houenou, the incoming chair of New Jersey's new Cannabis Regulatory Commission.


What's Behind The Rise Of COVID-19 Cases In New Jersey

Thursday, November 05, 2020

New Jersey now has about twice the number of cases per capita as New York state. 


NJ Schools Are Trying To Close The Digital Divide, As Many Families Struggle To Stay Online

Monday, October 05, 2020

The pandemic opened new pockets of funding for districts to purchase much-needed technology, but some families are struggling to stay connected. 


Parents and Educators Fear Learning Pods Will Exacerbate Inequality

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Parents are flocking to a clever pandemic solution, but not everyone can afford it. 


City Will Move Homeless Men Out of Upper West Side Hotel

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The city will move homeless New Yorkers out of an Upper West Side hotel after continued community pressure.


Newark and Jersey City Scramble To Get Everyone Counted As Census Window Closes

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The cities — the two largest in New Jersey — rely the most on an accurate tally.


“Please Get These Men Out”: Upper West Siders Campaign To Eject Homeless Residents

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Some locals are organizing to have the shelters removed, while other Upper West Siders see the rhetoric being used against the shelter residents as thinly-veiled racism. 

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Murphy Rolls Back Limits on Indoor Gatherings as NJ's Transmission Rate Increases

Monday, August 03, 2020

Gov. Murphy says the state is at a "very dangerous place," as the state's transmission rate has reached its highest level since April.