Kerry Nolan

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

Kerry Nolan anchors the morning newscasts on WQXR. She came to WNYC in 1993 and has been local host for Weekend All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. She has filled in as guest host on WNYC produced programs including The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate ShowSoundcheck and On the Media.

She also spent many late nights filing breaking news stories for NPR. In 2005, Kerry left WNYC to host a lifestyle talk show for the Martha Stewart channel on Sirius/XM, but returned to her radio news roots in 2008. Her radio career began in Boston as producer and voice talent at the legendary rock station WBCN. She lives on the Jersey shore with her husband and son.

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A New Yorker Takes Center Stage in Iowa

Monday, January 27, 2020

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to Iowa to stump for Senator Bernie Sanders, with just a week to go before that state holds the nation’s first presidential nominating contest. 


Staten Islanders Frustrated with Report that Shows Uptick in Thyroid Cancer

Friday, November 08, 2019

The state report, which found that Staten Island has an exceedingly high thyroid cancer rate, relied on data from before the Fresh Kills landfill was used to store debris from 9/11.


Melinda Katz Is The New Queens District Attorney. And She's Inheriting Some Major Problems.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The Queens District Attorney's Office has come under fire from criminal justice reform advocates, and is currently facing several lawsuits alleging misconduct by its prosecutors.


A South Korean Adoptee Turns His Personal Story Into a Global Project

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

In "Side By Side," filmmakers Glenn and Julie Morey share the stories of 100 South Korean adult adoptees. "The most commonly used phrase of all was, 'I was the only one.'"   

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From Danish Ballet to Sport-Inspired Modern Dance

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

This summer, the Royal Danish Ballet lands in New York, Mark Morris brings a world premiere and the Film at Lincoln Center presents its annual festival of dance on camera.


Week Ahead: July 8, 2019

Monday, July 08, 2019

On this week's look ahead: the recount begins in the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney. NYC expands speed cameras. And: the U.S. Women get a ticker tape parade. 


Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond is Ready to Minister to the Masses

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The 119-year-old New York Theological Seminary now has its first black president. "It's exciting," says Dr. LaKeesha Walrond. "But you wonder why and how did it take so long." 

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Week Ahead: June 3, 2019

Monday, June 03, 2019

Coming up this week: the disciplinary trial of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo continues. It's crunch time for Albany legislators. And: New Jersey's primary is Tuesday. 


"Good Talk" Shows How One Mixed Race Family Navigates New York City

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In her new graphic novel, Indian-American author Mira Jacobs captures conversations with her son about growing up brown in New York City.  

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Men Caught in NYPD Dragnet Say They Feel Targeted, Harassed

Friday, May 10, 2019

Top NYPD brass ordered the DNA swabbing of 360 black and Latino men during their search for the killer of a Howard Beach jogger. Now some are sharing their stories. 


Week Ahead: May 6, 2019

Monday, May 06, 2019

In this week's look ahead: NYC's mayor celebrates a birthday — and eyes a presidential run. Ride share drivers hold a work stoppage. And Albany looks at specialized high schools.


Surprises, Serena and Summer Heat at the 2018 U.S. Open

Monday, September 03, 2018

The 2018 U.S. Open is underway in Queens.


The Murky Way Newark Public Schools Spent Private Money

Monday, August 27, 2018

New documents suggest the former Christie appointed schools chief wanted to spend money on a "victory lap" to promote his tenure. 

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What's Growing This Summer? Shishito Peppers and Thumb-Sized Eggplant

Friday, July 20, 2018

With summer produce season in full swing, we went digging for some new standouts, and honed in on fairy tale eggplant and Japanese peppers with pizzazz.


Help Us Monitor How Voters Are Targeted Online

Friday, June 29, 2018

With the midterms in full swing, WNYC is partnering with ProPublica to collect political ads in your Facebook newsfeed, add them to a public database and analyze how they're used.

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City Council Races 2017: Change is Coming to the South Bronx

Monday, September 04, 2017

WNYC is taking a closer look at contested City Council races that could have implications citywide. Here's how the race looks in District 8.


City Council Races 2017: Fighting Resentment in the Upper West Side

Friday, September 01, 2017

WNYC is taking a closer look at contested city council races that could have implications citywide. Here's how the race looks in District 6.


City Council Races 2017: Better to Fight Developers than to Join 'Em

Thursday, August 31, 2017

WNYC is taking a closer look at contested city council races that could have implications citywide. Here's how the race looks in District 35.


City Council Races 2017: Church and State in the Southeast Bronx

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WNYC is taking a closer look at some of the most competitive City Council races in partnership with City Limits and Gotham Gazette. 


City Council Races 2017: Small Business Survival in the East Village

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

WNYC is taking a closer look at contested city council races that could have implications citywide. Here's how the race looks in District 2.