Katherine Fung

Katherine Fung is a reporter and producer in the newsroom.

Katherine Fung appears in the following:

Who Are Eric Adams’s Key Players? An Election Night Photo Is Symbolic & Revealing

Monday, November 15, 2021

WNYC/Gothamist created a guide to identify most of the players who surrounded Adams on election night.


What The Gowanus Rezoning Means For NYC

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

After years of negotiations, New York City lawmakers have reached a deal that clears the way for a major rezoning of Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood.


Eric Garner's Family Says Judicial Inquiry Leaves Unanswered Questions

Monday, November 08, 2021

The legal proceedings surrounding the police killing of Eric Garner reached what may be its conclusion last week. 


NYC Councilmembers Jockey To Become Council Speaker

Friday, November 05, 2021

It's the second most powerful position in New York City government. 


Local Lawmakers Want To Ban Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Over New York City

Friday, October 29, 2021

Local lawmakers are calling on Congress to ban nonessential helicopter trips over New York City.


10-Digit Dialing Is Now Mandatory Throughout NY And NJ To Set Up 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

 Experts say the change will make it easier for people in distress to call for help, and that could save someone’s life. 


The First American To Get An Authorized COVID-19 Vaccine Just Got A Booster Shot

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Sandra Lindsay also says she wants more New Yorkers to get vaccinated. 


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.


Federal Monitor Calls For Outside Support To Address Growing Assaults, Deaths At Rikers

Friday, September 24, 2021

The federal monitor overseeing Rikers Island is calling for outside help to address the growing number of assaults and deaths at the complex. WNYC's Katherine Fung reports.


New York City Is Cleaning Fewer Storm Drains. Experts Say That's Not Necessarily A Bad Thing.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

New York City is cleaning far fewer storm drains than in past years.


Mask And Vaccine Mandates Are Legal -- And You Should Expect More Of Them

Thursday, August 26, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says fighting the Delta variant is a priority, but there are legal limits to what she can mandate. So what powers does the state have? 


Manhattan District Attorney's Office Failed To Prosecute Almost Half Of Sexual Assault Cases In 2019

Monday, July 19, 2021

A new analysis shows New York City prosecutors have continued to drop rape cases, despite a heightened scrutiny of their handling of these types of cases during the #MeToo movement. 


Super PACs Poured Millions Into NYC's Primary, But Most Of The Money Went To Losing Candidates

Friday, July 16, 2021

June's primary election proved to be the costliest in New York City history. 


The Sackler Family May Have To Give Up Their Charitable Naming Rights -- But Taking Their Name Down Is Another Story

Friday, July 09, 2021

Under a proposed legal settlement, non-profits wouldn't be able to name institutes or halls after the family behind Purdue Pharma.


New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Record High Budget For The 2021 Fiscal Year

Friday, June 25, 2021

The budget -- clocking in at more than $46 billion in spending -- represents a dramatic turnaround from last year. 


Identifying The Network Clusters of NYPD Officers Repeatedly Accused Of Misconduct

Thursday, June 24, 2021

With the help of independent data journalist EJ Fox, WNYC created a network map using civilian complaint data obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request. 


Takeaways From The City Council Primary Results

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The New York City Council is poised to see a mix of new and veteran members assume power in 2022.


Police Commissioner Dermot Shea Looks Back On NYPD's Crackdown In Mott Haven

Monday, June 14, 2021

"I said at the time and I still say that I believe the officers that responded did a good job," says Commissioner Shea. 


What To Watch For In The Second Democratic Primary Debate For New York City Mayor

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

It will be the first time the eight leading candidates face off for an in-person debate. 


Pigeon Nests: Surprisingly Low Maintenance

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

One Washington Heights woman was surprised last week when two objects appeared on her bed: a stick and an egg. Luckily for her, she knew who to call.