Karen Rouse is the New Jersey reporter for WNYC, New York Public Radio. She is proudly a Bronx-born, South Jersey-reared, first-generation-American. Rouse was a newspaper reporter 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 an investigation of NJ Transit’s multi-million-dollar mistake during Hurricane Sandy. She made the leap to radio reporting in 2014. She has a B.A. from Douglass College at Rutgers University, and her M. A. from Rutgers-Newark.
Karen Rouse appears in the following:
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.
Monday, March 25, 2019
The future of legal recreational marijuana in New Jersey is in question, after a vote on the issue was postponed.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Still short on votes, Gov. Phil Murphy turns to black clergy and leaders to win lawmakers' support.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
As the New Jersey legislature gets ready to vote on recreational marijuana legalization, New York continues to work on it.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
A bill legalizing weed is set to go before the New Jersey legislature in a week, but it's unclear if there is enough support to pass it.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Bill would expunge criminal records for most possession and dealing cases, but still faces uncertain fate in full legislature.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Draft of bill doesn't address people currently incarcerated or on parole on marijuana distribution or possession charges.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Lobbyists, lawyers and cannabis industry advocates scoured the latest bill before it goes to a vote.