Karen Yi covers New Jersey for WNYC News.
Since she joined the newsroom in 2020, her work has documented the pandemic’s disproportionate toll on working-age Latino men and essential workers. She's also reported on conditions inside prisons and efforts at police reform. Before joining WNYC, Karen covered Newark for the Star-Ledger and spent almost a decade working for newspapers in New Jersey and Florida. She grew up in Miami and has a dog named Cashew. Follow her on Twitter @karen_yi.
Karen Yi appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
New Jersey’s eviction ban for low-income renters expires at the end of the month.
Friday, November 19, 2021
A New Jersey law meant to protect prisoners and corrections staff from COVID let people out of prison up to eight months early.
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Host Brian Lehrer hears from reporters and callers from New York and New Jersey about the voting, campaigning and what comes next.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Several detainees sent a letter to Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez urging them to press ICE to let them go
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Undocumented immigrants and other workers ineligible for previous rounds of pandemic relief money can now apply for up to $2,000 per household.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
While New Jersey has the fourth highest unemployment rate in the country at 7.1%, there’s also a serious worker shortage.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
New Jersey voters can vote early in person through October 31st.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Minor offenses are generally nonviolent and don't result in jail time.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
RWJ Barnabas Health, which operates 11 hospitals across the state, gave its more than 35,000 workers until last week to get fully vaccinated.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Carmelo Garcia is a former deputy mayor in Newark.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Officials from the Passaic Valley Water Commission said the water is now safe to consume.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
About 250,000 customers have been affected.
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Newark's lead levels first spiked in 2017.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
82 students and 20 staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 during the current school year.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
NJ Counts is the annual count of the state's homeless population.
Monday, September 20, 2021
New Jersey is getting ready to roll out $40 million dollars in aid to undocumented workers.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Two bodies pulled from the Passaic River earlier this week were identified as the pair of friends who disappeared during the storm.
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Some schools sustained damage others remain blocked by damaged roads or bridges.
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
With the exception of a handful of districts that suffered damage in last week’s flooding, Murphy isn’t giving students a remote learning option.
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Biden toured Manville, New Jersey to assess storm damage.