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 set aside millions to get people back to work, but records show most of it remains untouched

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A New Jersey program that incentivizes unemployed people to return to work has only distributed a small fraction of its $10 million budget since it launched in late September.

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Gun control, abortion rights and NYC schools dominate end of New York legislative session

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The state will bolster gun control in the wake of the Buffalo and Texas mass shootings.

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NJ deciding fate of 70-year-old environmental conservation school

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The school shut down during the pandemic and a nonprofit stepped in to temporarily reopen it.

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NY Lieutenant Governor resigns after arrest for alleged bribery scheme

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned from office hours after he was arrested Tuesday in connection with a bribery scheme.

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Hochul, lawmakers nearing NY budget deal

Thursday, April 07, 2022

The New York state budget is now a full week late. But Governor Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers appear to be on the verge of ending their stalemate over criminal-justice reform

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Saint Peter's looks to make history in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Friday, March 25, 2022

The Peacocks could be the first No. 15 seed to make the Elite 8 with a win against Purdue Friday.

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Domenico DeMarco, founder of iconic Di Fara Pizzeria, dies at 85

Thursday, March 17, 2022

DeMarco's Midwood pizza joint became one of New York's most iconic pizzerias.

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Kathy Hochul makes history (again): Five takeaways from the NY Democratic convention

Thursday, February 17, 2022

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul cruised to the state Democratic Party’s designation for governor on Thursday.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Temporary Restraining Orders Issued Against NY Vaccine Requirements

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Vaccine mandates in New York are facing challenges in court. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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