Karen Rouse is a reporter for New York Public Radio station WNYC and a contributor to its partner site, Gothamist. She is proudly a Bronx-born, South Jersey-reared, first-generation-American. Rouse has been a staff writer for The Denver Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Bergen Record (N.J.). She has reported for NPR and The New York Times, and has won awards for coverage of public schools, issues of race, and her investigation of NJ Transit that exposed the agency's multi-million-dollar mistake during Hurricane Sandy. She made the leap to public media in 2014. She has a B.A. from Douglass College at Rutgers University, and her M. A. from Rutgers-Newark.
Rouse is also a member of the University of Michigan's Knight-Wallace Fellowship class of 2020, and the Public Media Journalists Association's communications committee.
Karen Rouse appears in the following:
Monday, June 22, 2020
In New York City, restaurants will also be allowed to provide outdoor table service on sidewalks.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Black bookstore owners in Brooklyn says books are selling because George Floyd died.
Friday, June 12, 2020
One bookseller says, “We're thriving because of black bodies.”
Friday, May 29, 2020
Governors trying to balance public safety with economic recovery face public pressure to reopen.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Personal service workers say they cannot feed their families or pay rent because they're not allowed to work.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Elastic becomes an essential item.
Monday, April 27, 2020
"Coronavirus Survivor" and "Covid Cats" are among the contenders.
Friday, August 23, 2019
In New Jersey, 94,000 people can’t vote because they're in prison, on probation or on parole. A group of progressives say disenfranchising them is an affront to democracy.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
A former member of Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration could be facing more legal trouble if he doesn't respond to allegations in court that he raped another state employee.
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Several of the programs on a list are linked to Murphy opponent George Norcross.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Gov. Phil Murphy struggles to take control of his party's agenda for New Jersey.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Why are New Jersey Democrats against the millionaire's tax?
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Black kids in New Jersey are locked up 30 times the rate of whites, advocates say.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Facing the threat of the first legislative override of a gubernatorial veto in 22 years, Gov. Phil Murphy agrees to sign a bill he originally opposed.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Tuesday's primary election is expected to be "very, very quiet."
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Gov. Murphy wants a millionaires tax. Senate President Sweeney wants pension reform. As their strained relationship hits a new low, how will the two sides reach a budget deal?
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he just couldn't get the support from lawmakers to pass it.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey claims to promote social and criminal justice but some lawmakers are skeptical supporters intend to help low-income or minority populations.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Black voters in New Jersey have historically been loyal to the Democratic party. Now a new group is asking: what do they get in return?
Friday, April 19, 2019
As our "Reefer, Managed" series ends, we look ahead.