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:

Powerful NJ political boss George Norcross accused of racketeering in sweeping indictment

Monday, June 17, 2024

Prosecutors say he used his political and business influence to help strong-arm $1.1 billion in tax breaks for companies tied to his family.

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Did diner convos cause Gov. Hochul to retreat on congestion pricing? We investigated.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Two diner owners told Gothamist most of their customers were tourists or people from the neighborhood, not drivers from outside of Manhattan.

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Former NYC Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz on future of congestion pricing

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

"Gridlock Sam" Schwartz has been working towards bringing congestion pricing to NYC for more than 50 years.

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MTA Chair Janno Lieber on agency's latest attempt to curb fare evasion

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Fare evasion on city subways has more than doubled since 2019. Half of MTA bus users aren't paying for their ride.

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We set out to define New York City sidewalk etiquette and received more than 400 answers

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Keep to the right. Don’t spit. Don’t walk in a line of three. Give seniors the right-of-way. But also: Relax and don’t let sidewalk shenanigans ruin your day?

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NYPD routinely ignores parking permit abuse, NYC watchdog finds

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

City investigators fault the department’s lax enforcement of parking permits given to municipal workers for official business.


NJ suffered horrible COVID-19 loses. 'Postmortem' says it's not ready for another emergency.

Friday, March 15, 2024

The report says the state needs to beef up its health infrastructure and train its government workers on responding to emergencies.


New Jersey lawmakers consider amending the state's public records law

Monday, March 11, 2024

New Jersey lawmakers are considering new limitations for the state's open public records act, saying it's outdated and is being abused. 


‘Weaponization of 311’: Speculation swarms after Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus shutdown

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Fans of the venue are trying to piece together how more than dozen complaints culminated in the abrupt closure of a Friday night gig.

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NY Gov. Kathy Hochul touts her latest plan: ‘carrots’ for housing

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

The Democratic governor is all in on providing state incentives to create housing, after lawmakers rejected growth mandates last year.


Is double parking legal in NYC? No, but here’s how drivers do it ‘politely.’

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Although double parking is illegal in New York City, look down virtually any street and you’ll see that drivers have largely decided that “a parking spot” is wherever they want it to be.


Dozens of migrant families booted from NYC shelter as 60-day notices come due

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

City officials say migrant families with no place to stay can reapply for shelter at an intake center in Midtown.


NY Rep. George Santos won’t seek re-election after scathing House ethics report

Thursday, November 16, 2023

"I will not stand by as I am stoned by those who have flaws themselves," the embattled congressmember said.


NYC had one of the world's deadliest COVID outbreaks in 2020. What lessons have we learned?

Thursday, August 31, 2023

A new report says New York City's initial COVID-19 wave hit weeks earlier than initially reported and says leaders should apply lessons from spring 2020 to prepare for the next pandemic.


"We Can't Sustain This" Staten Island Borough President on NYC's migrant crisis

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Republican Vito Fossella says he wants the state legislature to revisit NYC's right to shelter mandate.


Jails union boss Norman Seabrook, 6 months out of prison, is looking for a job in politics

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The once formidable head of the correction officers union has returned from two years in prison with $19 million in debt and a new perspective on incarceration.


She ruled the NYPD was wrong on stop-and-frisk. Now Judge Scheindlin worries it's coming back.

Friday, August 11, 2023

WNYC's Tiffany Hanssen talks with retired Judge Shira Scheindlin, whose 2013 ruling in Floyd v. City of New York found the NYPD's stop & frisk tactic to be unconstitutional.


How to stay safe during NYC's first heat wave of the summer

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Young children and senior citizens are most at risk during an extreme heat event, but pregnant women and people on certain medications may want to take precautions, too. 


New Jersey sues over NYC’s congestion pricing plan

Friday, July 21, 2023

The new lawsuit says the feds gave a “rubber stamp” to an environmental review while ignoring the possible impacts on North Jersey.

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Mayor Adams gives single adult migrants 60-day notice to leave shelters

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

The mayor says the city will begin rolling out the plan in emergency shelters over the next few days.