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:
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
The December jobs report released by the U. S. Department of Labor tells the story of the thousands of Black and brown women whose lives have been upended by the pandemic
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Some owners just walk away. But there can be repercussions.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
After George Floyd was killed, businesswoman Kalima DeSuze experienced a financial windfall as orders for anti-racism books flooded her site. She called it bittersweet.
Monday, December 21, 2020
Rent relief, small business aid, and help for the city's cultural institutions and entertainment companies are included.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
RVs outfitted with barber chairs, sinks and working toilets could park at locations around state and take customers, if bill passes.
Monday, December 14, 2020
The state comptroller says federal aid will be needed to get New York City's retail sector on its feet.
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Online weddings bring in far less money than in-person ceremonies.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
State legislators are working on a bill to establish a legal cannabis industry, and the attorney general is advising prosecutors to suspend any pending low-level marijuana cases.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Companies install plexiglass and other safety measures. Some have closed.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Until then, selling and buying weed in the illegal market is still, well, illegal.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Indoor dining spots, bars and clubs must close by 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
The No Pot NJ campaign faces an uphill battle against the marijuana industry over ballot issue.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Some high-profile Black leaders have chosen not to join their campaign.
Friday, October 02, 2020
On social media, voters are reminded to #TurnThePage.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Wage theft is cited as a significant problem in report by Rutgers University's Center for Women and Work and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which helped fund the report.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Experts says people in recovery found themselves alone and isolated from support groups.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
There are few students frequenting downtown restaurants or bars as the coronavirus prompts a mostly remote learning environment.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Some companies faced penalties for environmental, workplace and fraud violations, among others.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The federal government's $600-a-week unemployment supplement may keep workers at home, even after the job market reopens.
Monday, June 22, 2020
In New York City, restaurants will also be allowed to provide outdoor table service on sidewalks.