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 Wastewater Commission Pulls Power Plant Contract After Local Uproar

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission will no longer vote on a contract to begin construction on a gas power plant in Newark. 


Newark Residents Urge Gov To Stop Plans For New Power Plant As He Touts “Landmark” Environmental Justice Law

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission wants to build a back-up power generator to prevent against future storms. 


What New Yorkers Need To Know About Omicron's Arrival And The Delta Surge Hitting The Holidays

Friday, December 03, 2021

Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist at NYU and Bellevue Hospital, gives advice and explains what's known about the newly arrived omicron and the ever-present delta.


Why It Could Take ‘Two Weeks’ To Learn If Omicron Impacts COVID-19 Vaccines

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Researchers walk through the step-by-step process and explain how much wiggle room is available with vaccine protection against infection.


How A New Jersey Democrat Is Threatening President Biden's Social Spending Plans

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Rep. Gottheimer leads a group of Democrats who initially refused to support Biden's social spending plans, without first holding a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.


Temporary Restraining Orders Issued Against NY Vaccine Requirements

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Vaccine mandates in New York are facing challenges in court. 


Tenant Advocates Say Emergency Rental Assistance Might Not Be Reaching Most Vulnerable New Yorkers

Monday, July 12, 2021

A month into the program, advocates say the New Yorkers who need emergency aid the most might be left out due to problems with the application.


City Faces Legal Challenge Over Decision to Move Homeless New Yorkers Back to Shelters

Thursday, July 08, 2021

The city’s decision to move homeless New Yorkers from hotels back into congregate shelters is being challenged in federal court.


City Council Expected To Pass A Bill That Increases Value Of Rental Vouchers For Homeless New Yorkers

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The New York City Council is poised to pass a bill this week that will increase the value of housing vouchers for homeless families.


City Prepares To Start Moving Homeless New Yorkers Back Into Shelters

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The city is taking steps toward returning homeless New Yorkers back into shelters, after placing many of them in hotels during the pandemic. 


New Jersey County Ends Lucrative and Controversial Jailing of ICE Detainees

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The jail became a target of anti-ICE activists, who complained that detainees were given poor medical care and inedible food, and faced assaults from officers.


Newark's Public Safety Director Reflects On Police Reforms In Midst Of National Conversation

Friday, April 23, 2021

In Newark, the police department is in the midst of its own reform process.


Bipartisan Group In Congress Calls For Repeal Of SALT Tax Deduction

Friday, April 16, 2021

New Jersey Representative Josh Gottheimer explains why he opposes the deduction cap. 


New Jersey's Remaining All-Remote Schools Are Heading Back To Classrooms

Friday, April 02, 2021

The remote learning era in New Jersey will come to an end with the start of the next school year.


NJ Leads U.S. In COVID Case Rate, Vaccine Disparities Persist

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Over the last week, the state has averaged about 3,500 cases a day, a trend that some public health experts say could be an early sign of a coming third wave. 


NJ GOP Seeks to Tie Gov. Murphy To State's COVID Nursing Home Deaths

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

As Gov. Phil Murphy begins to gear up for reelection, his likely Republican opponent seeks to tie him to New Jersey's high number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths.

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Potential Changes At NJ’s Cannabis Commission May Pose New Stumbling Block To Legalization

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The commission in charge of ushering in the new legal marijuana industry has yet to be officially created, possibly delaying when recreational cannabis can legally be sold in the state.


How COVID-19 Overwhelmed NJ’s Tightly-Packed Latino Cities

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Deaths overall jumped by 34% in 2020 but for Hispanics, they nearly doubled, state data show.


COVID-19 Is Killing Young Latino Men In N.J. At Disproportionate Rates

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In New Jersey, Latino men comprise nearly half the deaths of all young adults between the ages of 18-49.


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.