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:

A Most Unusual NJ Primary

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

WNYC's Nancy Solomon recounts New Jersey's first statewide vote-by-mail election.


South Jersey Democratic Primary: A Race to Take On the Party Machine

Sunday, July 05, 2020

The race to determine the Democrat to challenge Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who defected to the GOP in 2019, has turned into a fight against the machine that got him elected in the first place.


Rep. Sires, Scion of Democratic Machine, Faces Feisty Challenger in N.J. Primary

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Can a political neophyte with a largely online campaign knock off a well-heeled incumbent in a strange July mail-in election?


NJ Releases Guidance for School Reopening Plans

Friday, June 26, 2020

New Jersey schools will reopen for in-person instruction in the fall as long as the state's COVID-19 trends don't worsen.

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Dozens Of New Yorkers Testify On Police Brutality During Protests

Thursday, June 18, 2020

New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating dozens of reports of excessive force against demonstrators during protests against police violence and racial injustice.


NJ Temp Agencies Are Cramming Workers Into Vans During Pandemic

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Riding in stuffed vans is a known nightmare for temp workers who fuel much of the warehouse labor in NJ. But this week WNYC observed that practice continues, in spite of the pandemic.


NYPD Violently Ended Protests. In NJ's Two Largest Cities, They Ended Peacefully.

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The scenes from New Jersey's protests have been strikingly different from the violent clashes between police and protesters in New York.


Why Newark's Weekend Demonstration Was Peaceful

Monday, June 01, 2020

Larry Hamm has been protesting against police brutality in Newark for four decades.


NJ Takes Next Steps Towards Reopening

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy says nonessential businesses will be allowed to reopen for curbside pickup starting next week, and nonessential construction projects can restart statewide.


Jersey Shore Towns Waiting For State Cues As They Reopen For Summer

Monday, May 11, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the state, many of the towns that dot the New Jersey coastline are preparing for what's sure to be a most unusual summer. 


COVID-19's Disparate Impact Felt in Newark

Monday, May 11, 2020

One of Newark's largest hospitals is getting an up-close look at how long-standing disparities in healthcare are playing out in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supreme Court Tosses Bridgegate Convictions

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously threw out the convictions of two one-time aides to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the traffic scheme that came to be known as Bridgegate.


New York And New Jersey Float Plans To Begin Reopening

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Governors Cuomo and Murphy have released plans to reopen their states as the growth in COVID-19 cases continues to decline.


‘I Can’t Find Them’: Attendance Was Already A Challenge in Newark. The Coronavirus Created New Barriers.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Chalkbeat Newark
Remote learning is creating a new set of hurdles for students and teachers.


NJ Pharmaceutical Companies Leading The Way In Fight Against COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

New Jersey-based biomedical, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies are launching clinical trials, new treatments and testing to help combat the country's COVID-19 pandemic.


How Coronavirus Is Impacting a N.J. Family of First Responders

Monday, April 20, 2020

For one family in Newark, New Jersey, the coronavirus pandemic has completely ripped through every aspect of their lives and redefined their jobs as first responders.


How New York City’s Emergency Ventilator Stockpile Ended Up on the Auction Block

Saturday, April 11, 2020

A 2006 pandemic plan warned that New York City could be short as many as 9,500 ventilators. But the city only acquired a few hundred -- and they were ultimately scrapped.


Grocery, Post Office Workers in NJ Find Themselves on Front Lines of Pandemic

Monday, April 06, 2020

While most people hunker down at home, essential workers are on the job and making sure grocery shelves are stocked and the mail gets to our doors.


Undocumented Workers Face Job Losses Amid Pandemic—But No Safety Net

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Millions of workers reeling from the economic fallout will be getting individual checks from the federal government. But undocumented workers won’t be getting any relief.


Jersey City Kosher Deli Reopens After Shooting

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Jersey City kosher market that was targeted by two shooters in a rampage of gunfire last December is back open for business.