Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the neighborhood beat. She also reports 'Reset', an ongoing series documenting police-community relations in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

She has worked at WNYC Radio since 2001 and has been a reporter in the newsroom since 2006.

Kathleen won a first place award from the Associated Press for her feature story on the lives of food delivery workers in 2005 and a National Headliner Award for a 2009 story on a Brooklyn Marine killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Her reporting has also aired nationally and internationally on NPR, PRI and the BBC.

Her book Relationship Obits: The Final Resting Place for Love Gone Wrong, was published in 2009.

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

William Helmreich Loved New York, Down To The Well-Worn Soles Of His Feet

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The sociologist planned to write a book about the city's iconic streets. He chose to not play favorites and walked all 120,000 of them, more than 6,000 miles. He died in March from COVID-19 at age 74.


Kathleen Horan Celebrates Everyday New Yorkers In 'Mortal City'

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Former WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan with her new Audible Original podcast, “Mortal City.”

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Thousands Attend Brooklyn Funeral for 'Dean of American Preachers'

Monday, April 13, 2015

The life of civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor was celebrated at the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Bedford Stuyvesant.

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Guerrila Artists: Snowden Was Not the Only Hero

Monday, April 06, 2015

One of the artists, who asked to remain anonymous, told WNYC it was worth the risk of arrest to pose questions about what it means to be a revolutionary.


Battle on the Water in Sheepshead Bay

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The local assemblyman says quality of life concerns drove him to propose a ban on party boats. Boat captains and passengers say there is more to it than that.

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Adding Young Faces to Old Community Boards

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Under a new law, applications from teens as young as 16 are trickling in — with Manhattan receiving the most.

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Unhip Means Inexpensive and Quiet in Flatlands, Brooklyn

Friday, February 20, 2015

The median Brooklyn housing price has surged by 55%, but there are still places in the borough — like Flatlands —  that are more affordable.

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Officer Peter Liang Indicted in Akai Gurley Shooting

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The officer who shot an unarmed man in a darkened public housing stairwell late last year has been indicted by a grand jury in Brooklyn on several counts.


In Visit with Brooklyn Tenants, de Blasio and Heastie Pledge Their Support

Monday, February 09, 2015

At a rent-stabilized development in Brooklyn, the mayor and the new state Assembly Speaker expressed their desire to renew and strengthen rent regulations in New York City.

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Remembering Metro-North Crash Victim Walter Liedtke

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The renowned curator at the Met was also known for his love of the outdoors.

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Latest NYPD Officer Caught in Assault on Cell Phone Indicted

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

An NYPD police officer was arraigned on an indictment in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday where he was charged with stomping on the head of a suspect last July.


Waterfront Fire in Williamsburg Still Smolders

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A seven-alarm blaze that erupted at a waterfront warehouse in Brooklyn on Saturday is being monitored by rotating crews of firefighters. 


Memorials Bloom at Homes of Slain Officers

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A steady stream of mourners are paying respects to the families of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.


Bed-Stuy Mourns Slain Officers

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Residents gather to memorialize Officers Liu and Ramos, and some worry about what comes next.


Two NYPD Officers Shot and Killed In Brooklyn

Saturday, December 20, 2014

An armed man walked up to two officers inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide.

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A Parole Office Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 15, 2014

All of the 6,072 people on parole in Brooklyn will soon be checking in with their parole officers at a new facility on the Gowanus Canal. Opponents hope a lawsuit will block the plan.

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Planning a Funeral for Akai Gurley

Friday, December 05, 2014

 A funeral for an unarmed man who was shot by an officer on patrol in a housing development stairwell is scheduled for Saturday as protests against police use of force continue.


In Staten Island, Reactions to Garner Decision Are Divided By Race and Neighborhood

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Emotions were raw in Tompkinsville at the site of Eric Garner's arrest; but in officer Pantaleo's neighborhood on the other side of the island, residents defended the police.

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Officials Promise Brooklyn Housing Court Will Finally Move

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

After decades of crowded, substandard conditions at the court, the de Blasio administration say they've found a new site nearby in downtown Brooklyn.

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Crowds Lure Protesters on Black Friday

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday drew shoppers looking for deals and protesters seeking support for their cause.